Okay so the subject of water is boring.
We all know we should drink more, it’s good for us…blah blah blah. Been there done that!
But do you really know why?
Our body is made up of 75% water.
You can go for months without food but only days without water.
Drinking more water makes the body light and airy, expanding energy throughout your whole system.
Your digestive systems cannot work properly without water. Maybe that’s why your not regular!
Constipation, gas and bloating are many times dramatically relieved by consuming 64oz of water a day.
If you are too tight, suffering from stress, have headaches and body tension, you may want to drink more water.
In addition, cravings for sweets can be a sign of dehydration.
Drinking water can reduce and even eliminate these cravings.
A large majority (75%) of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
Regular flushing of the kidneys and liver ensures that dead cells and other waste products can be expelled before they reach toxic levels.
Staying hydrated can prevent premature aging, eliminate pain and headaches, lessen hypertension and promote weight loss.
Drinking water leads to increased energy levels.
The most common cause of daytime fatigue is actually mild dehydration.
For a majority of sufferers, consuming water can significantly reduce joint and/or back pain.
Water naturally moisturizes skin and ensures proper cellular formation underneath layers of skin to give it a healthy, glowing appearance.
Soft drinks, coffee, and tea, while made up almost entirely of water, also contain caffeine.
Caffeine can act as a mild diuretic, preventing water from traveling to necessary locations in the body, creating dehydration!
A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
Timing is also important for water intake. Upon waking up in the morning it is good to drink a couple of glasses of water to immediately hydrate the body. (make sure you throw in that lemon)
Don’t wait until the evening to get hydrated or you may spend critical snooze time in the bathroom.
Food is filled with water.
Apples are 84% water
Blueberries are 84% water
Cantaloupe is 90% water
Grapefruit is at 91%
Little green peas are only 76% water
Carrots are good for the eyes and are 84% water.
Spinach comes in at 92% water.
Cucumbers come in at about 90% water.
Grains are 2 parts water and one part grain.
Many vegetables are high in water content and steaming or boiling increases the water content.
So fill that glass or bottle and drink-up, you know you’re thirsty!
What is your favorite trick to make sure you drink 8 glasses of water a day?
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