Want to know a great appetizer, that goes with any meal? WATER!
I know water doesn’t sound very appetizing, but the multiple benefits greatly out way the tasteless, aroma-less drink.
Water is a precious gift of nature.
Water flushes our bodies of impurities and toxins.
Water clears up our complexion.
Water helps in the digestive process.
And so much more…
The human body is on the average about 60% water. So water is essential to life. A person can go days, weeks and even months without food, but cannot go more than a few days without water. We lose water daily through sweat and urination so it needs to be replaced regularly in order for our organs to continue to work properly.
Concerning diet we are always told to be careful “what” we eat, and that we shouldn’t eat this or that. Which is important for a healthy lifestyle. But one thing that I’ve found very interesting is that it is not only “what” you eat, but “how much” you eat that can be a big problem.
You’ve heard the phrase “Your eyes are bigger than you stomach”. Meaning your cravings cause you to eat more than your stomach can handle. This is especially true when the food “tastes sooooo good!” Another bad habit is when we eat too fast we don’t realize when we are full, and we end up overeating.
What happens when we overeat all the time is that our stomachs stretch out of proportion. Like what happens to a balloon when you blow it up, then release the air, it never shrinks back to its original size.
This is the problem when people get their stomachs stapled. They have to eat much less or else the stomach will stretch out again.
This is where “water” can help.
Water makes a great appetizer! When you start to feel hungry, before you open the refrigerator door, try drinking two 8oz. glasses of water FIRST. You will find that water will fill you up so that you will not be tempted to over eat.
Next time you feel like a snack try drinking a glass of water and wait 10 to 15 minutes and see if you still feel like snacking. Then if you’re still hungry try a light healthy snack of fruit or veggies. If the water curbed your appetite then you may have just been thirsty and not hungry.
Staying hydrated with water should be a high priority in your over all health plan.
And if you think water is a little too bland for your taste try adding a slice of lemon to give it a little flavor.
Plus lemons help with the digestion and eliminate toxins as well!