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WATER - HOW MUCH SHOULD WE DRINK DAILY?

· Health and Wellness

WHY WATER?

Your body is about 70 percent water. Your muscles are about 75 percent water. Your brain cells are about 85 percent water. Your blood is approximately 82 percent water. Even your bones are approximately 25 percent water.

 

Water is the single most important nutrient for our bodies. It is involved in every function of our bodies. You can live five to seven weeks without food, but the average adult can last no more than five days without water.

We lose water when we perspire, go to the bathroom, even when we breathe.

Many people don't like the taste of water. Perhaps because they become used to drinking sugary beverages from childhood. If we do not drink enough water each day it the body suffers. Not having enough water in our system can lead to all kinds of simple as well as complex issues from having a headache to something more serious.

Many of us live in a dehydrated state, when we have a headache the first thing we think of is taking a pill. Try drinking a glass of water first, you may be pleasantly surprised that you were just down a quart.

The average male body is 62-65% water. The average female's body is 51-55% water.

The human body can function on less water, but here is what happens. It starts to conserve water for the larger more important organs. Which leaves the smaller organs begging for a drink. That my friend leads to dis-ease.

Water plays a vital role in regulating body temperature, transporting nutrients and oxygen to our cells, getting rid of waste, cushioning our joints and protecting organs and tissues. Pretty important stuff.

So, the question is how can we drink more water, if we just can't stand the taste.

Some things of things I have tried.

1. Start slowly drink a glass of water first thing after you get out of bed.

2. Add Citrus Essential Oils or Citrus slices to your water it add a great flavour.

3. Make it a habit to have a glass of water with you at your desk, or in the Kitchen wherever you spend most of your day.

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