DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE EFFECTS OF DEHYDRATION ON YOUR BODY & YOUR PERI/MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS
This is your reminder to drink water (not too much and not too little) throughout the day
Somewhere 2-3 litres of water (including herbal teas) works for most women but you may need more if you are very active or experience symptoms such as night sweats and hot flushes.
However, more is not always better… You can actually drink too much water.
Keeping hydrated can help support; skin health, joint health, brain health, digestion and the elimination of toxins and old hormones.
It can improve energy levels and reduce headaches.
Even a small amount of dehydration has been shown to affect brain function, including memory and mood. It can slow down your reaction time and affect your cognitive ability.
As well as contributing to brain fog and confusion.
You also need water to absorb nutrients, temperature regulation (hot flushes), lubricate your joints and for your metabolism.
Drinking 1-2 glasses of water (filtered tap water, spring water or mineral water) when you get up in the morning is one good way to make sure that you start your day hydrated.
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