Eating Raw While In College (And After!)

Eating Raw While In College (And After!)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Water, the most essential macro molecule.  <----------- click to view a sweet sauce video!

Make it a personal goal to take a water bottle with you wherever you go! If you dont have a durable, non-disposable water bottle (glass, stainless steel, plastic etc), make one your next purchase! You will notice your mental clarity will sharpen, your energy will increase, your mood will be lighter, and you will influence others to do the same by example.


  • Drink 8-10 glasses per day (glass= 8 ounces)
  • Try adding lemon juice, a few drops of essential oil, or even lime,  orange or grapefruit juice to your water bottle. The citrus will add flavor, essential electrolytes (sodium potassium, chloride and phosphate), and will help cleanse and alkalize your system.
  • Lemon juice, though acidic on the PH scale amazingly has alkalizing effects when integrated into our bodies. 
  • An alkaline system is important because all foods that are acid forming (the ones we crave!--coffee, baked goods, candies, cookies, pastas, meats etc) are what make our bodies age; thus giving us wrinkles, spotty skins, illness and fatigue. The fastest way to check yourself or others for acidity is to search for bad odors. This can include smelly poo, discharge, sweat, breath etc--anything that smells about the body. If the system is alkaline, there is no stench. In fact, the more alkaline foods you eat the more you will notice that you do not have a need to put on 5 layers of deodorant, brush your teeth 2+ times per day, spray Glade in your bathroom after eliminating ect. 
Water for Health
  1. Water comprises more than 80% of your blood, and the brain and muscles are three-fourths water
  2. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated
  3. If you feel thirsty your body is already dehydrated
  4. Even mild dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 3%
  5. Losing just 1-2% of your body weight in water causes a decrease in your performance of between 10-20%
  6. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or a printed page
  7. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue
  8. On average it takes about 2 cups of water to make up for the dehydration caused by a single alcoholic drink or a cup of coffee
  9. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger
  10. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in the University of Washington study
  11. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers
  12. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79% and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer
  13. Water fights bad breath
  14. The main cause of kidney stones is dehydration
  15. The best treatment for dry eyes is drinking enough water throughout the day
  16. Water helps your skin look better
  17. 8-10 glasses a day is recommended for a sedentary person
  18. A simple way to estimate water recommendation for a person who works out would be to multiply body weight times 0.55. Example: 180 pound person — 180 times 0.55 = 99 ounces of water per day.

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