Regularly sipping water, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables and limiting caffeine and alcohol intake will keep you well hydrated. And being well hydrated is one of the signs that you are taking care of your body and feeding it what it needs to maintain good health.
The body is constantly striving for balance. So many of our day to day activities knock that balance out so anything we can do to help it rebalance will ease the stress on the body.
Urinating regularly (but not urgently and frequently) a copious amount of pale yellow is how you tell you are well hydrated. The more dehydrated you are, the darker the urine will be. The amount will be less as well.
Other signs that you are eating well and your body is healthy are:
Regular bowel movements (every day). Cleaning out waste on a regular basis prevents build up and unwanted calories and toxins to remain in the body. Processed foods are slow to move through the digestive tract, the more whole foods in your diet, the better the process of elimination.
Processed foods, sugar, caffeine and alcohol can wreck havoc with your moods and hormones. Anxiety can be aggravated by these foods. An even mood is definitely a symptom of a healthy body and good diet.
Your level of energy can tell you a lot about your state of health. It’s natural for your energy to slow down as the day progresses, as you prepare for sleep at the end of the day but a middle of the day energy crash means you should revisit your diet from the day and choose slow-release foods, like whole grains, whole fruits and vegetables or nuts and seeds and eat them in small but regular amounts.
The hours during the night, when we sleep, are hours the body needs to rest. Not to be trying to digest foods that aren’t completely natural to us. Artificial ingredients, white flour, sugar and other processing can cause the digestive system to be working on overtime disturbing your sleep. If you want a good nights sleep, try eliminating these trouble foods.
We say the beauty comes from the inside and it definitely shows up on the skin. A healthy complexion cannot be bought, it can only come from a good diet. The same can be said for hair and nails.
Annual physicals can catch any early signs of disease and give you a much better chance of treating it successfully. But these checkups also give you, hopefully, healthy numbers for blood pressure and cholesterol levels. If you are giving your body what it needs, these numbers shouldn’t prove to be worrying.