The benefits of drinking water are astounding. In reality pure, clean drinking water is the most important nutrient of all. Yet the many health benefits of drinking water are often ignored.
Every part of your body depends on pure water to operate at its best. And even though you could live for over a month without eating, you can only go about 3 days without drinking water.
The Many Health Benefits of Drinking Water
The importance of drinking water and getting the benefits of water are essential to life – water is second only to oxygen. It's a major component of your skin, tissues, cells and all your organs.
You need water to process and absorb nutrients from the foods you eat. Water circulates through your blood and lymphatic system, carrying oxygen and essential nutrients to your trillions of cells. And it flushes out toxins and waste from your body through urine and sweat.
Lack of getting enough water (chronic dehydration) can cause constipation problems, high blood pressure, allergies, asthma, migraines, weight gain and many other health issues. Every single part of proper body functioning depends on drinking enough water. Just consider this:
- Our bodies are made of 66% water,
- Muscles consist of about 75% water,
- The blood in your veins is 83% water,
- Your bones approximately 23% water,
- Your trillions of cells are 64-91% water,
- And brains are composed of 78% water.
What Drinking Lots of Water Can Do for You
As you can see, your very survival depends on getting enough pure, clean water.
Looking at the many benefits of drinking water, you realize that pure, uncontaminated water could be considered a virtual fountain of youth or a wonder drug. And when water is taken in optimum doses – about 8 glasses a day – you can produce the following miraculous results:
- Reduce headaches and dizziness,
- Decrease your risk of heart attacks,
- Have healthier, younger looking skin,
- Burn fat, build muscle and lose weight,
- Improve both digestion and elimination,
- Increase mental clarity and performance,
- Flush out body toxins way more efficiently,
- Lubricate joints and reduce any muscle pain,
- Lower your disease risk and help you get well,
- Increase energy and your physical performance.
So, how’s that for an inexpensive, easy way to greatly improve your health?
Are You Drinking Enough Water Every a Day?
How much water to drink a day? I doubt you’re drinking enough. Most people rely on coffee, soda, fruit drinks and alcohol. But there’s no substitute for the health benefits of water.
It takes an average nine cups a day to replenish the water your body uses and loses. And your water intake needs are increased with exercise, extra sweat and when you're sick with a fever, vomiting or diarrhea. Drinking alcohol or caffeine also increases your water needs.
Healthy foods high in fiber help to replenish water. For example, brown rice and rolled oats are about 35% water and many healthy vegetables and fruits have 80% to 95% water content.
But to make sure you're getting enough, it's best to drink 8 to 10 glasses of water a day.
If you're concerned about tap water because of additives, buy a good carbon block water filter to fit on your sink. Even then, your water will still be cheap – and so very nutritious!
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