Posted: October 20, 2011 in Nutrition


By Steve Milner

Have you heard the one about drinking 2 litres of water a day to stay optimally hydrated?

You are not “optimally” hydrated if you drink water to the extent that you start to “shed” water. Don’t get me wrong moving water in and out and even around the different tissues of your body is remarkably easy to do, but tricky to get just right. If you’re dialling down for a comp and you’ve never done it before DON’T experiment with anything. When you are “optimally” hydrated any length of time without water will have an immediate effect on your muscular performance so you have to keep replacing it all the time. We take more water from our food than you might think, in fact foods like melon, cucumber, carrots etc., contain as much as ninety percent water. Now, listen carefully, you have 22 ½ foot of small intestine then 5 foot of large intestine that absorb the water from the food as it passes through your body over the next 24 to 72 hours. Healthy non processed foods are key to bodybuilders not least because of the nutrient quality but also because of the slow release water content. If you’re a woman you should see the miracle effects food hydration has on your skin! I know how proper hydration can make you look years younger. Read on?

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