How Much Water Should I Drink to Stay Hydrated?

How Much Water Should I Drink to Stay Hydrated?

water-shutterstock-12.3.13Water makes up about the difference between feeling drained and running like a well-oiled (read: hydrated) machine. Dehydration can set in, causing dry mouth, tiredness, and headaches (no wild partying required). Another reason to drink up: Getting the right amount fluids daily could be 60 percent of the human body, and without enough of it,

H 2 the Izz-0 — Why It Matters To stay hydrated, it’s essential to replace the water our body is constantly losing by breathing, perspiring, and— ahem— using the bathroom. We use that H2O to flush toxins, carry nutrients around the body, and protect sensitive tissue, like the nose and mouth. For adult males, that means about 3.7 liters of fluids per day (nearly 16 cups), while ladies need roughly 2.7 liters (or 11 cups) per day, studies show.

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The Hidden Ingredient that Could Be Making You Sick

The Hidden Ingredient that Could Be Making You Sick

You’ll find it in supposedly “less toxic” (but more expensive) deodorant…it’s an ingredient that most don’t recognize: carrageenan. It’s not an easy word to pronounce, and sure sounds like it doesn’t belong in or on the body.

Turns out, carrageenan has attracted the attention of other label-reading, health-conscious folk. The ingredient, an additive derived from red algae, has gained some negative press and warranted a bit of investigation. Here’s the scoop:

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