Benefits of Drinking Water

The human body is approximately 60% water, which is why getting enough water throughout the day is highly important for the body to not only survive, but to function at its best.

Most people have a hard time drinking enough water to meet their needs. The most common complaint is that it doesn’t taste good. Before I share ideas of how to spruce up the taste of water, I want to discuss the importance of water and how much you need to drink to prevent dehydration.

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Vitamins, Minerals and Phytochemicals: What Are They and Why We Need Them

This month I have discussed how to balance a diet and the importance of carbohydrates and fats. For the last week of March, I’m discussing micronutrients and phytochemicals.

Micronutrients are needed in small amounts by the body. Even though they do not provide energy, they are crucial for many metabolic and physiological processes in the body. Without getting too deep into the science, I’ll briefly cover the main vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals.

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