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Why Is It Important To Drink More Water At Work

It’s not surprising that we spend half of our lives at work. Almost 60 % of our body consists of water. Water supports waste elimination, helps to maintain body temperature, improve mental function and lubricates your joints.

During our working hours, we neglect our health, as our main priority is finishing the work on time, going to a  meeting. Getting the task done fast is always the first priority in our mind.

We forget to drink a glass of water even if the bottle is right in front of us. Many of us opt for beverages like tea and coffee. These may have diuretic effects ( Low sodium in your blood) – in other words, increases urination and expel fluid more easily leading to dehydration.

Dehydration affects Productivity At Work 

We are not aware of the benefits of drinking water on the daily basis. Even if we know the health benefits we probably just neglect to drink more water, failing to realize how important is it to stay hydrated every single day.

Health issues like feeling tired, drowsiness, weakness, headaches, high blood pressure, having these symptoms our first thought isn’t that we’re not are having enough water.

This ultimately affects our productivity too, we go home from work this ultimately affects our health having a constant headache or we struggle concentrating on our work, it ultimately affects our colleagues and departments suffer indirectly too.

How to Prevent Dehydration At Work 

Drinking water is the most important you should adapt to the second habitat at work. There are some things you can do in your daily water drinking routine

 

  1. Motivational and Attractive Water Bottle: Attractive things always catch our eye.It encourages you to drink water according to your schedule.
  2. Eat more water-contained foods: Fruits like grapes, apple, watermelon, and oranges have a high amount of water intake so opt these for a snack or in your midtime. When having lunch always make sure you have a glass of water with you instead of tea or coffee.

  1. Use hydration monitoring app: There are tons of free app that reminds you to drink such as DailyWater , Waterlogged. My personal favorite is plant nanny app, they let you add what you drunk throughout the day and let you tell how much water is recommended to drink according to your weight and body.
  2. Set yourself a challenge: Set yourself a challenge to complete at least 2L jug of water, in front of your desk and complete it before leaving the office.

Drinking water has lots of benefits in your working life. Try to balance out water with tea or coffee intake.

How much water do you drink? What do you think does water make a difference? What type of water-based drink do you like? Lets Chat.

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Health and Nutritional Benefits of Flaxseed

What is Flaxseed?

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Flaxseed is also known as linseed. It is a food and fiber crop.  Flax plant is cultivated for its nutritional seeds from which flaxseed oil and linseed oil, is made.

Nutrients in Flaxseed

  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Protein
  • Manganese
  • Potassium
  • Fiber
  • Vitamin B
  • Thiamine

There are lots of other nutritional benefits of flax such as dietary fiber, dietary minerals, phosphorous. palmitic acid and list go on.

Benefits

Flaxseed is rich in fiber which plays an important part in controlling cholesterol as well as blood sugar levels.Let’s see what else does this little seed has to offer.

High in Antioxidants 

Flaxseed has 70 to 800 times more lignans(antioxidant) than any other plant foods. Polyphenols – fiber present helps in anti-aging, hormonal balance and healthy cellular growth. It helps to eliminate yeast growth. They contain antiviral properties which help in strengthening the immune system.

Reduce the Risk of  Cancer 

It is been found that flaxseed helps to reduce the risk of cancer. Lignans found in flaxseed naturally balances the hormones, which is very important for women’s health. Studies have found that it can reduce the risk of ovarian cancer, cardiovascular disease, and lung disease. But during pregnancy, flaxseed is not good and can have a reverse effect.

Helps in Weight Loss 

Are you struggling with constant hunger, are you having troubling with your weight loss plan diet.You might want to add flaxseed to your daily food intake.

Flax has a high content of fiber and fats, helps to feel satisfied for a longer period. This means the fewer intake of calories that controls the appetite and provides a feeling of fullness in the stomach.

Decrease Menopause 

Because of its hormone balancing capabilities and estrogen properties, it helps menstruating women to keep up the menstrual cycle regularity.

Makes Skin and Hair Healthy 

Flaxseeds have numerous benefits, one of them is having shiny and stronger hair.The ALA fats present benefits hair and skin providing with essential fatty acids and B vitamins, preventing dryness and flakiness.  Try having 2 tablespoon of flaxseed oil per day for skin and hair or having flaxseed with your favorite smoothie or juice.

Low in Carb and High in Fiber 

It has a high level of mucilage gum content, a gel-forming fiber that is water-soluble, it takes a long time and prevents the stomach emptying too quickly, increasing the nutrient absorption and makes you feel fuller.

How to Use Flaxseed? 

One of the most common questions asked is how can you use flaxseed in our daily diet. You can use it for baking, making a smoothie, as a salad dressing etc.

  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed to your favorite smoothie. Add milk, your favorite fruit and plenty of water so that flax gets absorbed faster in the liquid
  • Add it to your favorite vegan salad.
  • Bake muffins, cupcakes and cookies

How much Flaxseed Per Day?

As seen above there are various health benefits of flaxseed but according to the studies it is considered to have 1 tablespoon(10 grams) of ground flaxseed per day.

Flaxseed Oil Benefits 

Flaxseed oil is produced by a process called cold pressing. Flaxseed oil has more Ala than flaxseed. High concentration omega -3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids. It boosts heart health, reduces eczema, removes cellulite, helps fight cancer. flaxseed oil has more ALA than flaxseeds. One tablespoon contains about 7 grams.

Used for various food ingredient, you can add this superfood to your daily diet.

With so many benefits and nutrients, no better time than now to grab some freshly ground flax seeds from your local grocery store today.

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