and You ~
You are what you drink!
potion? Necessity of life? Wet and wild?
Water is all of
Water is essential
to nearly all of our body functions, from running to thinking. In fact,
our bodies are almost two-thirds water. We don't slosh when we move
because all of that water is busy working for us!
- regulates body
- carries nutrients
and oxygen to cells
- flushes waste
away from cells
- works as shock-absorber
- helps convert
food to energy
- cushions joints
- makes up 92%
of the blood
- makes up 22%
of bones and 75% of muscle
- makes up 75%
of the brain
The average adult
excretes 2½ to 3 quarts of water a day. To maintain an adequate
supply of water for your body to function efficiently, you need to drink
at least eight 8-oz. glasses of water every day.
if the only exercise you get is breathing, you still need to drink
They say we're 98% water.
We're that close to drowning. -Steven Wright
You can't rely
on thirst to tell you when your body needs a drink. Most people don't
usually feel thirsty until they have already become partially dehydrated.
Also, the thirst signal shuts off before you have had enough liquid
to make up the deficit. The best way to be sure your body has all the
water it needs to function at peak level is to drink water regularly,
whether you're thirsty or not.
body needs even more water than usual. These times include:
- during hot
weather: You lose more water through perspiration. Even a small
water deficit can cause headaches and dizziness.
- when you
exercise: You lose water through both perspiration and exhalation,
even in cold weather.
athlete's performance suffers after losing only 2% of body
weight from dehydration.
- when you're
Water helps get rid of toxins, loosen congestion and replace moisture
lost through fever, vomiting, or diarrhea.
- while pregnant
and nursing: Blood volume expands during pregnancy and extra water
is needed for adequate milk supply. 10 to 12 (8-oz.) glasses per day
- when traveling:
The low humidity inside airplanes and at mountain resorts can dry
your eyes and respiratory passages, worsen jet lag, make you irritable,
and actually interfere with physical and mental function. Drink 12-20
(8-oz.) glasses per day.
- when dieting:
Water flushes away toxins formed by the breakdown of fat and muscle.
Drinking extra water also helps retain muscle tone and suppresses
- Babies and
seniors easily become dehydrated. Make sure infants drink plenty
of liquids. Urge older family members to drink water between meals.
Some drinks actually
decrease your body's water supply! Called diuretics, these liquids cause
your body to excrete water:
- alcoholic beverages
- carbonated soft
In addition, milk
and drinks with a high sugar content contain so many solids they actually
increase your body's need for water.
The best way to
be sure your body has an adequate moisture supply is to drink plenty
of clean, fresh water every day!
Water is the only drink for a wise man.
-Henry David Thoreau
Simply pure, clean and refreshing, without any calories, additives or
after taste. Perfect for low sodium diets or any other distilled water
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