random1destiny Posted January 27, 2012 Share Posted January 27, 2012 Are there certain vitamin/mineral balances that help the body 'hold' or 'use' water better? I often read salt spoken of negatively in popular health articles saying that salt makes the body 'retain water' which can make you look fat. But in the case of singing, wouldn't having the body retain more water be a good thing? I eat a pretty healthy diet with low to moderate salt intake, should I be increasing it? Decreasing it? What about other minerals, electrolytes, or supplements? How does your diet's fat/protein/carb ratio affect how hydrated you are? I ask because there are some days where I feel like no matter how much water I drink, my lips get very chapped and my mouth is dry. It's like the water isn't staying in my body or supplying the right area, rather it's just running right through me. I even feel like I'm getting drier sometimes as I drink more and more. Everything I hear about hydration and singing seems to come down to "Drink MORE!", but it feels like there is more to this than that because with the amount of water I drink I should be super hydrated throughout my throat and mouth but the variance from day to day tells me there might be something diet related or something else. I have ruled out the obvious things like alcohol, caffeine, sodas, processed food, etc. I pretty much drink pure water throughout the day, occasionally with some ginger. So why am I still dry? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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