And no, we're not talking about for wine 😉🍷. Adequate hydration is vital for good health. Every single cell in your body requires water, which means all your organs from your brain down to your large intestine requires hydration to function optimally.
Did you know that dehydration is one of the most common causes of constipation? 💩. When you're not consuming enough water, your colon will start to absorb water from your food causing your stools to dry out, slowing your bowel movements right down.
A common mistake people make is also increasing their fibre intake to help with digestion, but not increasing their water intake. An increase in fibre without an increase in water, can actually block you up even more. The fibre will help form and bulk up the stools, but without adequate hydration to move them out of your body then they won't be flushed out of your body.
So make sure you drink up! 2-3L of good quality, filtered water a day. It's the easiest and cheapest thing you can do today to improve your health and your digestion. 💦💦