WE ARE WHAT WE DRINK...
WATER, OUR MOST PRECIOUS RESOURCE.
THE ROLE OF WATER IN METABOLISM, ASSIMILATION, REGULATION OF BODY TEMPERATURES AND NOURISHMENT OF BODY TISSUES IS CRITICAL.
BREATHING, DIGESTION, ELIMINATION,GLANDULAR ACTIVITIES, HEAT DISSIPATION AND SECRETION ARE PROPERLY PERFORMED ONLY WHEN ENOUGH WATER IS PRESENT IN THE BODY
WHAT WATER DOES
We all know drinking water is good for us, but did you know...
Blood is 92% water, bones are 22% water, the brain is 75% water, and muscles are 75% water.
- Makes up the majority of every cell in our bodies.
- Is the biggest part of our blood and lymph systems, carrying food and oxygen to our cells and carrying away waste.
- Helps flush our kidneys to get rid of toxic substances.
- Helps balance our electrolytes, which help control our blood pressure.
- Helps moistens our eyes, mouth, and nasal passages.
- Helps keep the body cool when it is hot and insulates the body from cold.
- Acts as a shock absorber to cushion the body's organs.
- Helps lubricate joints and is part of your blood, sweat, tears, and saliva.
- Can provide many of the trace minerals our bodies need.
A variety of sources were used to compile this data including the Center for Disease Control, the Water Quality Association, the American Cancer Society, the American Dietetic Association, and the American Heart Association (USA).
Drinking enough water can improve your overall health and well-being.
Because water is important in so many body functions, getting enough water is key in achieving optimal health.
Water helps maintain blood volume, which maintains your energy. Proper hydration improves your concentration and reaction time, especially during exercise.
Water increases the number of calories you burn during regular daily activities.
Water can help prevent stomach distress caused by concentrated medicines.
Water helps rid the body of excess sodium that can cause fluid retention
Water help protect against a variety of ailments. For example, studies show there may be links between high water consumption and a reduced risk of:
- urinary tract infections
- kidney stones
- bladder cancer
Water may improve your appearance. Water reaches the skin last; if your body does not get enough water, your skin will feel the effects more than any other organ. Water can help hydrate the skin, leaving it:
- more supple
- more wrinkle-free
Water may help you lose weight. People often mistake thirst for hunger pangs, so we tend to eat snacks, when in reality, our bodies just need something to drink. Drinking water can also help you feel full, lessening your desire to eat.
Studies also show that drinking enough water may:
- Give you more energy during exercise
- Increase the calories you burn during exercise
- Help your body reduce fat deposits
A variety of sources were used to complie this data including the Center for Disease Control, the Water Quality Association, the American Cancer Society, the American Dietetic Association, and the American Heart Association. (USA)
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How much water should you drink each day?
Your daily water intake depends on several factors such as your body size, physically activity level and even the climate, which determines how hard your body works to keep you warm or cool.
As a general guideline, researchers estimate that the average person should drink between 1.5 and 2.5 liters (about 1.5 – 2.5 quarts) every day to replace the bodily fluids normally lost throughout the day. Our Water Intake Calculator can tell you more about daily water intake based on your exercise habits and your current weight.
Do not get dehydrated.
Dehydration occurs when your body has less water than it requires. When your water level is just 1% below normal, you feel extremely thirsty; at 5% below normal, you will have a mild fever;’ and at 10% below normal, you will turn blue and be unable to walk!
One of the best ways to stay hydrated is to drink water. Caffeinated beverages such as coffee, tea, and colas are diuretics that actually dehydrate the body meaning that they use more water to process than they provide; alcoholic beverages do the same. Drinking purified water is the best way to stay hydrated!
A variety of sources were used to compile this data, including the Center for Disease Control, the Water Quality Association, the American Cancer Society, the American Dietetic Association, and the American Heart Association. (USA).
Do we really need to be concerned about water coming out of the tap?
WATER QUALITY PROBLEMS
Water supply in its natural state should ideally be safe to drink, odorless and tasteless and should not stain laundry or plumbing fixtures.
This is often not the case.
The idea that ground water is pure and therefore safe to drink because it has been “filtered” by soil is a common misconception. As ground water moves trough the subsurface it picks up many impurities through the dissolution of substances and contaminants such as bacteria, nitrates, spilled oil, etc., which are encountered en route to your tap.
More than ever, the availability of safe water has been questioned. Current water treatment technology and government agencies cannot keep up with the growing list of organic and chemical contaminates commonly found in the water we consume daily.
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