Heart Healthy Diet Tip #5

Drink More Water!

Water is important for many functions in your body and is necessary for life. It helps remove toxins, aids in digestion, delivers nutrients to cells and helps to regulate body temperature. The human body is composed of anywhere between 50-75% water so it is easy to see why it is so important. Dehydration causes your blood to thicken which can increase your risk of blood clots and make it more difficult for your heart to pump your blood throughout your body.

Water also happens to contain 0 calories so replacing 1 can of soda a day with water can save you about 140 calories per day which can translate to almost a 15 pound weight loss over the course of a year. And a healthy weight is important for a healthy heart ❤️

How much do I need to drink?

The amount of water people need varies from person to person. It depends on things like climate you live in, exercise habits and medical conditions. The best way to determine if you are hydrated is to look at the color of your urine. If it is pale, you are doing a good job, if it is dark, you should try and increase your intake.

Happy Hydrating!


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