Benefits of Drinking Water Every Day
Benefits of Water
Two -thirds of the human body is comprised of water. Water has numerous beneficial functions to the human body, including transporting nutrients and oxygen into the cells, assisting with metabolism, and protecting and moisturizing our joints. Water is also vital to detoxification, which is the removal of wastes and toxins from our bloodstream. Detoxification is vital to building and maintaining a strong immune system. Without water flowing through our system, we would be filled with poisonous metabolic wastes - so drink up!
Water Can Make You Beautiful
Skin is the largest organ in the body, so it is important to keep skin cells hydrated. Drinking water fills up your skin cells so they are firm and tight. Water also flushes out impurities that would otherwise contribute to skin issues such as pimples. Drinking enough water daily helps to keep your skin firm and clear, and minimizes wrinkles. I have to admit that avoiding wrinkles is a major bonus benefit that helps keep me motivated to continue with my daily water consumption.
Dangers of Dehydration
You begin to feel the effects of dehydration when your normal water level drops as little as 2%. In very extreme cases death or serious illness results. However, most people will experience only mild symptoms of dehydration such as thirst, fatigue, headaches, and dizziness. Not recognizing the cause, nany people instantly take a pill for the headache without even considering that they might be suffering from dehydration. Dehydration can also cause inflammation, which can be a contributory factor in cancer.
Why Do I begin my Day With a Liter of Water?
As discussed in other articles, my goal is to build and maintain a bionic immune system after a serious health issue. Water is a key component. I drink a liter of water immediately after waking up every single day. This assists my body in moving nutrients around as well as removing waste and bacteria. This is an easy step to add before you begin filling your body with daily nutrients. After that liter of water, I feel like I get an energy boost that probably results from no longer being dehydrated from the night. I also continue to drink water throughout the day, especially during summer heat waves,
Experts typically recommend drinking six to eight 8 oz glasses a day. However, many factors can increase the required water intake, such as exercise, health issues, weather, body weight, and pregnancy. On the other hand, fruits and vegetables also contain a significant amount of water, which can offset the requirements for drinking water.
Hyponatremia is a very rare condition that results from drinking too much water. This is typically associated with athletes and results when the electrolyte content in the blood becomes too diluted. Thus, if you have to drink a lot more water than normal due to excessive perspiration, make sure to supplement with electrolytes as well. Do your own research regarding the best daily water intake for you.
Is your drinking water safe?
How Safe is Your Drinking Water?
I decided that if I was going to drink a liter of water on a daily basis I should make sure my water is safe! Apparently there can be over 700 chemicals in our drinking water. Chlorine and flourine are intentionally added to our water supply - chlorine to minimize bacteria, and flourine to help prevent cavities. Excessive chlorine is linked to cancer and can damage the heart, lung, and kidneys, while fluoride is also linked to cancer and can cause damage to the brain and heart. Seriously?? I realized this was not at all consistent with building my bionic immune system. The ideal solution is to invest in a state of the art water filter, which purifies water down to almost the level of distilled water, then adds removed electrolytes and required minerals back in. However, this can be very expensive, so an affordable second choice is to have a bottled water system available for drinking water. Believe it or not, bottled water can be much safer than even the best public water, and a sufficient supply for a whole family is usually available for about $30/month. A great resource regarding the safety of your water is www.epa.gov.
Drinking a liter of water every day is an easy step to strengthen your immune system. Let me know if you notice improvements in the way you look and feel. Cheers to good health!!