Healthy Hydration with Ambrosia Apples
Staying well hydrated is one of the cornerstones of optimal health. After all, our bodies are 60% water.
Our organs depend on water to function properly. When we are dehydrated, we might feel mental fatigue, foggy brain, or even a dehydration headache, caused by the brain drying up or shrinking from lack of water.
We are less likely to notice when other organs are dehydrated but they can experience similar shrinkage. Dehydration can cause your heart to work harder which can lead to cardiovascular concerns.
Muscles do a pretty good job of signaling that they are in need of more water. When muscles are dehydrated, you might feel sore, weakness, or in some cases cramping or twitching.
And, that’s not all. Good digestion is dependent on proper hydration. And, skin health can be negatively affected by dehydration – in fact, chronic dehydration has been linked to premature skin aging.
So, you can see how important it is to get enough water for our bodies to function the way we want them to every day. Luckily, eating Ambrosia apples can be a tasty and effective way to meet your healthy hydration goals.
That ‘eight glasses of water a day’ rule we grew up with, doesn’t have to mean actual water in a glass. You can include the hydration benefits you get from your food in your calculations – like the water you get from eating fresh Ambrosia apples.
Ambrosia apples are 85% water and are also very high in fibre. This might not seem relevant but fibre slows down the digestive process which, in turn, delays hydration delivery to the body’s cells. So, unlike drinking water (which instantly hydrates) eating an apple will provide hydration benefits to the body slowly throughout the day. This is something that endurance athletes are often looking for because they want sustained hydration and they can’t always stop for a water break.
Another reason athletes love to eat apples for hydration is because they contain electrolytes. Electrolytes are necessary for muscles to contract which is something that isn’t just important to athletes. We all need to keep moving to stay healthy.
Plus, Ambrosia apples are so tasty and refreshing that they’re sure to put a smile on your face. And happiness is another cornerstone of optimal health.