Just for the health of it...

Are you drinking enough water?






Most people have no idea how much water they should be drinking, and most people live from day to day in a dehydrated state. They don't drink enough water.

  • Without water, we would be poisoned to death by our own waste products and toxins resulting from metabolism.
  • Water is vital to digestion and metabolism, acting as a medium for various enzymatic and chemical reactions in the body. It carries nutrients and oxygen to the cells through the blood, regulates body temperature and lubricates our joints which are particularly important if you are arthritic, have chronic muscular-skeletal problems or are athletically active.
  • We need water to breathe and lose approximately half a litre of liquid every day just by exhaling.
  • If you are not in "fluid balance" as the doctors call it, you can impair every aspect of your body's physiological functioning.
  • Your water intake should be spread throughout the day, including the evening. Drinking more than four glasses in any given hour is not recommended, however. Always check with your physician before embarking on a water intake increase program.
  • When you drink this much water, initially, you will be constantly running to the bathroom. This is because of the hypersensitivity of the bladder to increased fluids. But after a few weeks, your bladder calms down and you urinate less frequently but in larger amounts.
  • Biochemically, water is water. Obviously you can get it by consuming fruit juice, soft drinks, beer, coffee or tea. Unfortunately, while such drinks contain water, they also may contain substances that are not healthy and actually contradict some of the positive effects of the added water. Beer contains water but is also contains alcohol, which is a toxin substance. Beverages with caffeine, like coffee, stimulates the adrenal gland, fruit juices contain a lot of sugar and stimulate the pancreas. Fizzy drinks contain sodium. Such drinks may tax the body more than cleanse it. Another problem with these beverages is that you lose your taste for water.

So have a glass of water now, do your body good!


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