Today I want to discuss the benefits of clean drinking water for anxiety relief. A concept that is so simple, yet so extremely powerful, in alleviating the symptoms of anxiety and panic disorder. Staying properly hydrated also helps decrease the frequency and power of your anxiety attacks.
Fresh, clean drinking water
There is absolutely no quicker way to significantly reduce regular anxiety than implementing good eating habits and drinking plenty of fluids. Perhaps one of the most easily applied and effective improvements to your daily diet is drinking fresh, clean water.
Water is a superb quencher of thirst, but most importantly:
Water is a great quencher of stress and anxiety
Just about every function of your body is checked against the reliable flow of clean drinking water through our system. Water transports hormones, chemical messengers, and vital nutrition to the essential organs in your body.
Whenever we don’t keep ourselves well hydrated, our bodies react with a number of physical signals. A few of which can manifest themselves as symptoms of anxiousness and nervousness.
A few water facts:
- Two thirds of all people in the US are chronically dehydrated.
- Over one third of all US citizens have such a poor thirst mechanism that it’s often incorrectly recognised as hunger.
- Even mild dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism up to 3%.
- In a University of Wahingston study, a single glass of water was found to shut down food cravings for almost all of the dieters examined.
- Lack of clean drinking water is the #1 cause of daytime exhaustion.
Fresh, clean drinking water is an essential part of your daily diet. This is something the medical community has been promoting to us for a long time. Whenever we become dehydrated our skin cells respond at a molecular level. These cells communicate that there may be an underlying anxiety and a potential threat to survival.
Eight cups a day
The best way to re-balance a deficit of essential fluids is to drink eight cups of fresh, clean drinking water daily. It’s important to spread this out throughout the day rather than all at once. You need to give you body the chance to absorb it all.
Maybe you have experienced the consequences of dehydration on your anxious thoughts before? If you have ever suffered from a hangover following a night out, then you will understand the feeling of dehydration all too well.
Hangovers derive from dehydration and an electrolyte imbalance. I’m sure many of you are aware of the “the hangover fear”. This is an increased sense of stress and anxiety resulting from the dehydration of a hangover.
The surest method for someone who is suffering from high anxiety to dramatically raise their stress levels, is to drink high amounts of alcohol and wait for the hangover the next day.
It’s important to understand that dehydration plays an important part in regulating your stress and anxiety. Fortunately, this is easily remedied by enjoying regular, clean drinking water. I’ve found that not only will regularly drinking water defend against any subtle thoughts of anxiousness, but it is also incredibly helpful devopling endurance and avoiding exhaustion.
Give this some real thought…
Increasing the amount of fresh water you drink is an extremely easy step to include into your daily routine. However, most of us fail at drinking the required amount every day.
Always remember that there is a great deal of hope for a quick recovery from anxiety and panic disorders. Fresh, clean drinking water is an important first step. You can have the life of your dreams. Anxiety does not have the right to steal that hope from you.
Sometimes taking very small steps can lead to massive improvements. One of my favorite writers mentioned how everyone should approach their problems with the same philosophy as the woodpecker:
Keep chipping away at it, and eventually the tree will collapse!
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please leave them below.