Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hydrogen: Nature's Moisturizer

So let's move on this month and look at another very important mineral that our bodies need. This time it's Hydrogen. You are probably more familiar with hydrogen in water. You know, two parts hydrogen and one part water. H2O. Water is actually 11% hydrogen. Water is a huge component in most natural foods we eat and therefore, so is hydrogen.

What Does Hydrogen Do?

  • Soothes nerves

  • Moisturizes tissues

  • Helps transport nutrients (in water)

  • Promotes elimination

  • Prevents inflammation

  • Promotes osmosis

  • Helps regulate temperature

  • Irrigates organs and cells

Signs of Hydrogen Deficiency

  • Dehydration

  • Emaciation, leanness

  • Crampy tendons

  • Appetite for salty food

  • Irritability

  • Dry skin, throat

  • Wrinkled skin

  • Lack of perspiration

  • Gout

  • Arthritis, rheumatism

  • Excess body heat

Where to Find Hydrogen in Natural Foods: Apricots, Asparagus, Blackberries, Blueberries, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Buttermilk, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Chard, Cherries, Eggplant, Fish, Guavas, Horseradish, Juniper tea, Kefir, Kohlrabi, Mango's, Milk, Muskmelon, Okra, Papaya, Parsley, Peaches, Pineapple, Prunes, Pumpkin, Radishes, Rutabaga, Sauerkraut, Sorrel, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Turnips, Watercress, Watermelon, and Whey.

Recipes that Contain High Hydrogen Foods

I find it interesting that it's not so much the expensive creams and lotions that we put on the outside of our body that make a difference in the moisture of our skin as it is the wholesome natural foods we eat.


1 comment:

Hanlie said...

I didn't know this! Thank you so much for the information!

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