Optimal water intake is essential during a cleanse! It’s one of those habits you want to exercise and plan to keep up beyond the cleanse. So many unhealthy symptoms can be improved simply by increasing water: better skin, less constipation, reduction in headaches, and increased clarity.
Water helps to move toxins out of our body either through our skin, bowel, urinary, or respiratory organs. Since cleansing increases the mobilization of toxins, it’s important that we do everything possible to support the elimination of toxins. When toxins are not being eliminated properly they just stay in our system. So drink water – lots of water.
You maybe wonder how much your body needs? Well, it all depends on your size and level of activity and how much you’re sweating. A general guideline is approximately 2L or 8 glasses of water, herbal tea, or broth per day.
If you are exercising or sweating a lot you will need an additional cup of water for each 15 minutes of exercise/sweat.
Always listen to your body. When I am dehydrated I start to bite my lips. Others may experience increased headaches. The easy way to assess if you’re hydrated is to look in the toilet bowl! If your urine is quite clear and odourless, you are well hydrated!
CLICK HERE for your Toilet Bowl Hydration Chart.