Healthy Hydration – First Step To Good Health

Healthy Hydration In The Bible

 

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Water – First Step to Healthy Hydration

Make the smart choice towards healthy hydration by choosing to drink water first! 

Air and water are the two most necessary elements for survival. We need water just to breathe in the air that we need… our lungs must be moist just to inhale and exhale properly, therefore just your lungs use about one pint of water a day.

Below is a simple list of pros and cons regarding good water health and the hydration benefits, verses unhealthy drinking habits and the resulting concerns.

A few good reasons to…

Re-think what you drink:

PROS –
Healthy Hydration Benefits:

  • Healthier skin
  • Aid in staying alert, energy levels
  • Increase ability to digest food
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Helps the brain and kidneys to function properly, and other benefits.

CONS –
Unhealthy Hydration Results:

  • Abnormal heart rate
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Headaches and depression
  • Poor muscle tone, and many more health related issues.

What Does The Bible Say About Water For Hydration?

According to the following scripture verses regarding water for God’s people in need… God changed the course of nature and worked miracles, rather than let His people go thirsty or be without the very water that was necessary for them to live.

God Made Sure His People Had Water!

God Provided Water From The Rocks

Isaiah 41:18-19
-When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue fails for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.

-I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the middle of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.

What Does The Bible Say About Other Forms of
Healthy Hydration?

Milk In The Bible:

Milk In The Bible

God created the animals that produce milk, same as He made all the fruits and vegetables. He intended for milk (and milk products) to be healthy and good, He included Milk several times in scripture references, using milk as a picture of a promise to the Israelites… in a good land.

Numbers 14:8
If the LORD is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and will give it to us.

Exodus 3:8
So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey-


Grape Juice In The Bible:

Grape Juice is one of the Bible Superfoods… it has many amazing benefits for your health, so many in fact, I will be adding an entire page about Grapes and Grape-Juice soon.

Grape Juice in the Bible

Just a few healthy hydration and nutritional benefits of grape juice are:

  • Heart health
  • Slowing down the aging process
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improving the performance of your Brain… and many more

The Bible mentions Grapes, Grape Juice (Wine) more than any other food, and Olive Oil is the next runner up. It’s more than interesting… that these two [Grapes & Olive Oil] are considered at the top of many superfood lists today. God knew what He was doing when He added an extra portion of nutrients to certain Superfoods, it’s up to us… to utilize them to our best benefit!

Interesting Bible Fact –
How many times these two superfoods are
mentioned in the Bible
:


Grapes and Grape Juice:

Grapes – 106 Times
Grape Juice, Wine – 290 Times

Olives and Olive Oil:

Olives –61
Olive Oil –
281

5 Healthy Hydration and Water Health Tips –

Sugar-sweetened drinks are not healthy fluids. People (especially children) who drink beverages with added sugar as their main source of daily fluid, will acquire bad-habits and the associated health issues that come with those choices.

Drinking enough water may be a challenge to some, but there are ways to make it easier. Below are 5 helpful and healthy hydration tips:

Biblical Healthy Hydration Water Glass
  1. Make it a habit for yourself (and your children) to quench your thirst with water.
  2. Did you know that we naturally choose our food and drinks by eye-appeal, or smell?
  3. Make your water look good and refreshing by: keeping water in an eye-appealing pitcher or container.
  4. Adding a squeeze of lime, lemon, or small splash of natural juice to your water makes it more eye-appealing, smells good too!
  5. Un-healthy drink choices for daily hydration include the sugar-sweetened-beverages: soda, sugared fruit drinks, lemonade, energy drinks, and sweetened tea.

 


 

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