The Simple Beauty of Water
Next to oxygen, water is the most important factor in our survival. We could go without food for 5 weeks or more, but we can only survive a few days without water.
According to Dr. Batmanghelidj, the author of “Your Body’s Many Cries for Water”, dehydration causes our bodies to go into a water-rationing process.
The brain is the first in line to receive available water, followed by the kidneys and liver.
With water being so very plentiful, how is it we get into this dehydrated state?
Well, most of us are bypassing that big glass of cool, clear water for caffeinated tea, coffee, soft drinks and alcohol, all of which dehydrate the body. Plus we lose about a quart of water in breathing.
As we grow older, we lose our perception of thirst and wait for signs of thirst. When the urge for intake of water builds, we confuse it with hunger.
Instead of drinking water, we usually eat instead, which means we are overeating.
Almost everyone is purchasing bottled water. There is a lot of debate on whether it is good to have mineralized water or distilled water. I personally prefer to have distilled water, because the minerals in mineralized water are not absorbed by the body. Plants turn minerals into organic minerals that our bodies can utilize.
Please do check your labels.
Did you know that some companies – put SALT in their water? Read your labels. Read very carefully.
Almost everyone I tell this to, has not seen that on their water bottles. If you can buy another brand, I would recommend that you do. Why would we need salt in our water?
So, when you can, be sure and drink wonderful pure water with nothing added.
Water will do wonders!
1. Flushes out impurities
2. Great for the skin – clear, glowing complexion
3. Makes your skin look younger when it is hydrated
4. Improves muscle tone
5. Makes losing fat easier because the kidneys and liver can function properly and stop storing fat and water.
6. Water can help with cravings
REMEMBER — Drink lots of water every day! – about 4 quarts – or herbal teas. Coffee and sodas, etc. do not count as your water intake, since they are dehydrating, not hydrating.
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