The Wonders of Water

Woman drinking a glass of water

Pure. Simple. Clean. Fresh.

Simplicity in it’s purest form.

Essential. Vital. Indispensable.

That life giving element that none could survive without.

Water.

Most of our bodies, and most of the world is made up of water. The blood in our veins is like a river, coursing through the terrain of our forms, flowing to reach the central ocean; the heart. But what happens when our reservoirs run low?

Deprive a plant of water and it will wither and die. Now imagine your body is the plant. Picture what happens to you after a few hours without water. Your mouth is dry, your throat parched. Your body moves a little slower. Your skin feels a little cracked. And your muscles begin to cramp.

Now picture a day.

The human body can survive three weeks without food, but only three days without water.

There are a multitude of studies with recommendations on how much water one should consume within a day. Most sit around eight cups, or two litres. Getting enough water is one thing, but you must also hydrate throughout the day to keep your body healthy.

Drinking other beverages like milk, orange juice, iced tea, coffee, or root beer, are no equivalent or replacement for the real deal. Just water, plain and simple. Other beverages can come packed with sugar and calories, and some (like coffee), can actually dehydrate the body.

Tap water. Bottled water. Filtered water. All forms of this pure life giving drink will help your body blossom and feel its best

Here are ten more reasons to stay hydrated. Your body will thank you!

  1. Regulates Body Temperature

Sweat helps keep your body cool, but physical activity and warm weather can drain the water from your system, and without additional water to replenish what was lost your body temperature will rise.

  1. Regulates Body Functions of Urination, Defecation and Perspiration

Water is essential for your body to flush out unwanted waste, toxins and germs. If it is deprived and dehydrated, then you run the risk of constipation, and in serious cases, kidney stones and urinary track infections.

  1. Energy

Sure, protein and carbs come from food. But the power, strength, and endurance your body needs to perform can be found in water. Without it, your energy levels drop and you will grow sluggish and slow.

  1. Aids Digestion

Drinking water, before, during, and after a meal can drastically aid in the breakdown and absorption of food and nutrients by the digestive system.

  1. Helps with Weight Loss

Countless studies have shown that consuming water regularly may help to burn fat, or at the very least fill you up, so you in turn eat less. And in truth, half the time when you think you’re hungry, it’s just your body telling you it needs water.

  1. The Ultimate Medicine

When you’re sick or under the weather, there’s one piece of advice everyone is quick to offer: drink more water! And for good reason. In addition to aiding the digestive system and regulating body temperatures, water can help break up congestion, soothe your throat, and clean toxins from your system.

  1. Keeps Skin Glowing

Hydrated skin is happy skin. Water can help fight the aging process of skin, promote the production of collagen, and reduce acne. When your skin is dehydrated, it produces more oils to make up for a lack of water, which may clog pores and cause breakouts.

  1. Helps Create Saliva

Which is vital to the process of breaking down your food.

  1. Protects Joints

Water can help to cushion the joints, and act as a lubricant. Something that may be especially helpful if you suffer from arthritis.

  1.  Helps Alleviate Headaches

Dehydration is often a cause of headaches, so filling up on water can aid in relieving and even preventing the pain of headaches.

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