Fascia and Nutrition Part 5 - The Importance of Hydration
Drinking enough water each day is imperative to regulate body temperature, lubricate fascia and joints, prevent infections, deliver nutrients to cells, and keep organs functioning properly. Being well-hydrated also improves sleep quality, cognition, mood and physical activity. Experts recommend drinking roughly 11 cups of water per day for the average woman and 16 for men; with the best hydration coming from water plus electrolytes. This can include water flavored with fruits or vegetables (lemons, berries, orange or cucumber slices), or from coffee or tea. It is best to stay away from sugary, caffeinated and/or carbonated beverages when trying to stay hydrated.
Counteract sticky fascia with plenty of fluid
Since fascia consists of up to 70 percent water, it needs a lot of fluid. Water acts as a vehicle for both nutrients and waste products. If there is too little fluid in the fascia, it becomes sticky, can adhere other fascia together, become brittle and easily injured.
The amount of water can be made up of beverages, such as unsweetened teas or (mineral) water, and can also be obtained from food that contains liquid
Written by: Dr. Joni Chapman