The other day my daughter posted a video of David Wolfe, and in the video he talked about someone that he had helped lose weight and get healthy. One of the requirements was to drink 2 liters of water each morning before you have tea or coffee. I do drink water all through the day, but I was not drinking 2 liters, (especially before morning tea) so I started doing this on Tuesday of this week. I am loving drinking all this water!!! It removes toxins and makes your skin look even more amazing!!
I ran across this article from a site called www.mangosteen-natural-remedies.com and thought I would pass on this wonderful information.
Enjoy and drink up!
Functions of Water in The Body
- Muscle consists of 75% water
- Brain consists of 90% of water
- Bone consists of 22% of water
- Blood consists of 83% water
- Transports nutrients and oxygen into cells
- Moisturizes the air in lungs
- Helps with metabolism
- Protects our vital organ
- Helps our organs to absorb nutrients better
- Regulates body temperature
- Protects and moisturizes our joints
The Harmful Effects Result from Dehydration:
Harmful Effects and Symptoms of Dehydration
- Muscle cramps
- Irregular blood pressure
- Kidney problems
- Dry skin
- 20% dehydrated – Risk of death
Here are some of the symptoms that you need more water:
- Dark Urine – Dark Yellow or Orange in Color: Urine is generally pale yellow to clear when you have sufficient water intake. Dark color or strong smell indicates that you need to drink more water.
- Dry Skin: Skin is the largest body organ and requires its share of water.
- Thirst: Thirst is the most obvious sign that you're already dehydrated. It is always a good practice to drink more water when your are not thirsty, don’t wait until you're thirsty.
- Hunger: Most people mistake hunger for the indication to eat more, whereas in actual fact, they may be dehydrated. So before you have your meal, grab a glass of water.
- Fatigue: Water is a source of energy and gives you a boost in energy.
Here is a little formula that I ran across: Take your weight and divide it by 2 and it gives you a guide to how many ounces of water recommended per day.
Are you getting enough water?
Until next time,