Our bodies are made up of 60-80% water. It’s essential for our bodies to function efficiently for peak performance throughout the day. Coffee is a natural diuretic, meaning it dehydrates the body. While we enjoy our coffee, we need to counteract the dehydration and make sure we are getting enough water to replenish ourselves.
Water aids in:
-Blood oxygen circulation
How much water is enough water per day?
At least one-half of your body weight in ounces of water is the minimum. So if you’re 150 lbs, 75 oz of water is recommended per day. Additionally, for every cup of water it’s best to drink two cups of water to counteract the dehydrating effect.
Without sufficient water, we build up toxins in our cells, create a toxic inner environment, and slow down our metabolism.
3 more reasons to drink water in relation to drinking coffee:
1- Hydration is Healthy
Upon wakening in the morning, your body has been fasting for hours and is very dehydrated. Drinking at least one big glass of water before coffee helps to rehydrate you before indulging in your delicious brew.
2- Stomach Comfort
Coffee is naturally acidic. If you drink coffee on an empty stomach, it may be upsetting. Drinking a glass of water before having coffee should help ease the stomach and prevent any discomfort.
3- Enhance your taste buds
Water cleanses your palate, allowing you to taste more of the complexities in your coffee. Drinking a glass of water before your coffee resets your taste buds so you’re able to enjoy more tasting notes from your brew. If you want to take it up a notch, sip on sparkling water. The bubbles leave your palate extra fresh and cleansed.
Having the energy to fuel your passion requires a healthy body. Coffee is meant to enhance your performance, not damage it. Stay hydrated and healthy, friends!
Ama Coffee Co.