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Why Drink Lots of Water?

to keep every system in our bodies functional

to enable the foods we eat to be distributed throughout our bodies

to flush our systems allowing waste to be excreted from our bodies

to maintain our normal blood flow

to keep our bodies hydrated

there is no substitute for water

Water is used by the body to carry out its many functions. The human body consist of ninety percent liquid which is constantly being used up by the body and need to be replaced regularly. Some water is used in distributing the foods we eat to various areas of our bodies. Some is used to maintain our blood pressure. Some is used for flushing our system and is usually expelled through sweating, urinating, etc.

Water is essential to our survival. Foods and other oral intakes are always best in their purest forms, but water is even more urgently needed to be in its purest form as our bodies need and use a lot more water than anything else we intake so as to carry out our body's many functions, including maintaining our normal blood pressure. We therefore need to make sure our water supply - especially our drinking water - is not contaminated.

Since we cannot always control what goes into the main water supply that ultimately comes through our faucets, we can install approved water filters throughout our homes to filter water for cooking and body cleansing, and then purchase bottled spring water for drinking (a good thing to do - which could only help, is to run a test on the bottled spring water you have purchased, by filtering it, to ascertain its purity) OR you may purchase a more advanced water filter and filter your faucet water for drinking. See checking purity of drinking water for more on water purification.

Water plays a number of important roles in the body. It regulates body temperature, carries nutrients and oxygen to cells, removes waste, cushions joints and protects organs and tissues. Since the brain is approximately seventy percent water, the blood eighty two percent water, and the lungs nearly ninety percent water, it is easy to see how even mild dehydration can cause problems. The climate does not have to be hot and humid for our bodies to need water. We do not have to complete a grueling gym workout to need hydration; in fact, cold weather leads to an increased need for fluids. Why? When the temperature drops, the body works even harder to maintain a normal temperature. In addition, heated room air can cause skin to lose moisture. Experts recommend that in order to avoid problems brought about by dehydration, we should drink water before, during and after working out, as well as before we experience thirst.

Every system in your body needs water. Water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to our cells and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues. Water is expelled from the body by the skin as perspiration, exhaled by the lungs as water vapor, discharged by the kidneys as urine and by the intestine as feces. Health professionals agree that we need eight to twelve glasses of water per day to maintain healthy, adequate hydration.

There is no substitute for water. It is difficult for the body to get water from any other source than water itself. Soft drinks and alcohol steal tremendous amounts of water from the body. Other beverages such as coffee and tea are diuretics therefore stealing precious water from the body.

Water is the substance of life. Life cannot exist without water. We must constantly be adding fresh water to our body in order to keep it properly hydrated. Water can also be a miracle cure for many common ailments such as headaches, fatigue, joint pain, and much more. We can go for weeks without food, but only three (3) days without water.

Whatever you do, do not jeopardize your health. Full maintenance of your body is your responsibility. Take all the steps necessary to ensure longevity and wholesomeness on this earth.

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