Over the years, I've noticed that many of my clients drink quite a lot of water and yet feel and appear dehydrated.I find that drinking electrolyte beverages is usually more useful than plain water, however most electrolyte beverages on the market are full of things we don't want, like colors, flavors and sugar.
Here's a recipe from our teacher Dr. Lad, for a tasty hydrating drink that he calls "Ayur Water."
- 1 quart of filtered or purified water, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon Grade B pure Maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon mineral salt (I like pink salt, Real Salt, or Celtic Salt)
- Juice of 1/2 to 1 whole lime (depends on size and juiciness)
Mix the ingredients in a quart jar and enjoy throughout the day. On hot days or when working or exercising outside, drinking 2 quarts of Ayur Water per day is my recommendation. In addition to plain (or lemon) water first thing upon waking.
*It's the quality rather than the quantity of hydration that's important. In fact, many people drink too much water, thinking that more is better. According to ?yurveda, it is possible to drink too much water, depending on your constitution, climate and activity level. Since your body still needs to digest water 2-3 quarts of water or Ayur water per day is ideal for most.