get water wise

June 2, 2009

In the spirit of simple and tasty, I’m going to be posting more quickies to the blog, and more often.  What better way to start than with the great common denominator:  water.

If you’re like me, right along with the marketing machine’s “need milk for strong teeth and healthy bones” you probably have another sound bite lodged in your head: drink at least eight glasses of water a day.  Or wait, was that two liters?  Or was it take your body weight, multiply it by pi and divide the number by your age?

Forget all that.  There’s only one thing you need to know:  eat more raw fruits and veggies.  The reason we grew up with the great water myth is because the standard western diet is comprised mostly of denatured, dehydrated foods.  When you think about the fact that processed, starchy carbohydrates form the bulk of typical western diets, you start to see why companies have made millions selling bottled water.  By contrast, Mother Nature, the original rawntrepreneur, designed her products to come perfectly packaged with plenty of pure – no need for fancy filters – water.  Start eating more raw fruits and vegetables, and suddenly you’ll realize you aren’t so thirsty anymore.

Okay, so maybe that wasn’t so short.  I’m an English major and I’m half Cuban; what can I say?

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