Sufficient hydration can only be achieved from a diet rich in raw foods.
We are constantly told to drink at least 8 glasses of water daily to prevent dehydration. The fact is that no amount of plain water will replace the loss of essential electrolytes. Only water containing electrolytes i.e. calcium, sodium, potassium, etc and not plain water can prevent dehydration. This form of water is found abundantly in juicy fruits and vegetables.
Consider this as an example: A dried raisin can never return to being a ripe fresh juicy grape even when it is re-hydrated. It is not a whole product any more. The body responds to water in the same way. It remains “plumped-up” instead of being truly hydrated. That is why eating cooked food and then drinking eight glasses (or more) of water will not give you that fresh, youthful look. Only raw food can do that.
In addition to your raw meals you would do well to add a glass of freshly made vegetable/fruit juice to your daily diet. This one glass of fresh juice will do more for you than 8 glasses of plain water.