View Full Version : How much water is really necessary when eating 100% raw?
01-01-2006, 09:10 AM
When I've done raw before, I've found that the higher in water content my food, the less water I drink. Is there any reason to try to get 64 oz of water in daily if my food is high in water content? I've been told there's no reason for drinking the 64 oz daily but would like to hear from some of you.
01-01-2006, 11:18 AM
I have also read the same thing many times in my constant quest for nutritional knowledge! That eating a diet so high in water content we don't need to drink the huge amount of water that say someone on the SAD diet would eating high amounts of salt and other substances that leach the water out of their systems.
I also find I am simply not that thirsty except when I am exercising which I do each day, that is when I drink a bottle or two of water. The rest is obtained from all the fruit I eat, smoothies, and the mug or two of warm water I drink each day.
01-01-2006, 11:52 AM
As a dietitian, one thing I always tell patients/clients is to monitor their urine. It should be close to clear in color, indicating you are well hydrated. Don't force yourself to drink, but if you feel thirsty...go right ahead and reach for some water :)
01-01-2006, 04:28 PM
I think that you should always have some water within arms reach regardless of where you are or what you are doing but not force yourself
01-01-2006, 09:16 PM
Cinnamon --likewise too. the reason i come across for SAD is that water alkalizes the body---hopefully but the sad is such a vicious cycle that water just won't do the trick. We need the water so that our cells can breakdown the water molecule for oxygen.
i only drink when i feel it but i don't wait until i'm dying for thirst.
01-01-2006, 09:26 PM
Don't forget that the nutritional guidelines we've had hammered into us are based on sick bodies -- fed by cooked food. These do not necessarily apply to us 100%-ers. Our bodies are very very different from those eating cooked foods. Our livers are smaller (normal sized), our blood is thinner (as it should be), our bowels move much more frequently (as they should), just to name a few of the more easily documented. Likewise, our need for water is not as great. Studies showing water alkalizing the body are, again, based on bodies eating cooked foods which are acidic. All of our body systems function more effeciently, our cells are less-toxic, and we have far less waste to eliminate through our colon and skin. We get most of the water we need in our vegetables and fruits and, if we are not eating dehydrated or processed raw foods, we raw fooders (again - 100% raw fooders) will not need to drink much water at all. Drink when you're thirsty, eat when you're hungry -- still so simple! :)
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