Wednesday, August 31, 2011

H2 Oh Boy! 11 Benefits of Drinking Water

Back again with an update. For the past few days I've noticed that I've become increasingly thirsty. I found this odd seeing as how I spend my days drinking fresh juice all day. Where would my body find the time to be thirsty and need EXTRA water? I mean aren't fruits and veggies composed of mostly water anyway? I convinced myself that this was a side effect of fasting and quickly gulped down a quart of water to alleviate the feeling of thirst.

Then, out of sheer curiosity, I decided to further research why water is such an amazing element. Yeah, yeah, yeah!!!! We know it aids with alleviating dehydration and cooling us down on a hot summers day but it goes far beyond that.

Let's first take a look at the body. Muscle consists of 75% water, brain consists of 90% water, bone consists of 22% water, blood consists of 83% water. Simply put, the human body is anywhere from 55% to 78% water depending on body size. Basically, water rules. It's what we're made up of so it's important to replenish it. Our tissues and organs are mostly water as well.

Water's main functions:

*Transports nutrients and oxygen into cells
*Moisturizes the air in lungs
*Helps with metabolism
*Protects our vital organs
*Helps our organs to absorb nutrients better
*Regulates body temperature
*Protects and moisturizes our joints

We need water from head to toe. Remember the brain is 90% water and if it doesn't get the water it needs and deserves, you'll suffer lack of concentration and migraine headaches. Instead of popping a pill, have a couple of glasses of water first and then see how you feel.

Now let's drink the benefits!

1) Lose weight: Who doesn't like this! Drinking water hels with weight loss because it flushes down the by-products of fat breakdown.
2) Natural remedy for a Headache: And you already know why :-)
3) Younger looking skin
4) Better productivity: Don't just stand around the water cooler! Have a few cups full with your gossip!
5) Better exercise
6) Aids digestion and constipation
7) Less cramps and sprains
8) Less likely to get sick
9) Relieves fatigue
10) Good mood
11) Reduce the risks of cancer

So drink to your health! You'll be the better for it!

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