Is your Food cravings caused by Dehydration?
Often dehydration is misinterpreted as hunger and sometimes-even be interpreted as cravings!
Did you know when you are dehydrated your blood volume can actually drop?! It’s true, and this slight decrease in blood volume can decrease the amount of nutrients and oxygen (in our blood) that reaches the cells of our body. Many of us are not optimally hydrated and for those of you like me who like the occasional caffeinated beverage, you are at even more risk of dehydration due to the diuretic effects of caffeine.
Want to know my #1 secret when it comes to staying optimally hydrated? Measure your water and aim for a minimum of 2 litres of clean filtered water every day. Increase that amount during physical activity, after a caffeinated drink or if you live in a hot/dry climate.
Alisa Herriman has been researching and teaching Nutrition since 2003. Leaving her job in the health care industry to share her passion for healthy living, Alisa travels all over Canada sharing her mission and teaching communities how to prevent and fight disease with Nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.