IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT DRINKING WATER
Water alone is still No. 1 thirst
quencher. A reduction of 4-5% in body water will result a decline of
20-30% in work performance. Most people need to drink more water not
more soft drinks or more tea, it is much better to have too much water
in the body than not enough.
The biggest problem with water today is that the
public does not really believe there is anything wrong with it. People
think water problem begin when the water starts to develop bad smell,
taste or look dirty, however, harmful pollutants and contaminants
usually don't make water smell or taste bad.
Today an estimated 50 to 70% of our population, in
rural areas are drawing water form "Poisoned lakes, streams and nallahs".
Chemicals and Viruses are actually passed into households for everyday
use and can cause cancer, Birth defects and genetic damage.
According to the World Health Organization "80% of
all diseases and sicknesses are water borne".
Next to Air, water is the element most necessary
for survival. A normal adult is 60 to 70 percent water. We can go
without food for almost two months, but without water only a few days.
Yet most people have no idea how much water they should drink. infect,
many live in a dehydrated state. So if you don't drink sufficient PURE
water, you can impair every aspect of your physiology.
An expert says, "By not
drinking pure enough water, many people incur excess body fat, poor
muscle tone and size, decreased digestive efficiency and organ function,
increased toxicity in the body, joint and muscle soreness and water
retention". Water Retention? If you are not drinking enough, your body
may retain water to compensate. Paradoxically, fluid retention can
sometimes be eliminated by drinking more pure water, not less.
"Proper water intake is a key to weight loss",
says, An expert. "If people who are trying to loose weight don't drink
enough water, the body can't metabolize the fat adequately. Retaining
fluid also keeps weight up."
"The minimum for a
healthier person is eight to ten eight-ounce glasses a day, "says an
expert. "You need more if you exercise a lot or live in a hot climate.
And over weight should drink an extra glass of pure water for very 25
pounds they exceed their ideal weight. Consult your own doctor for his
Drink eight 8-oz
glasses of PURE and CLEAN water a day. Water is essential to every
bodily function. It is also inexpensive and calorie-free, making it the
perfect drink for dieting". And by consuming those eight to ten glasses
of pure water throughout the day, you could be on your way to healthier,
leaner body. Think you're Drinking Enough Water? If you are not, you
could end up with excess body fat, poor muscle tone, digestive
complications, muscle soreness......even water retention problems.