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Water

The Benefits of Drinking Water

It is Vitally Important that we Drink at least 6-8 8oz glasses (2 litres) of Water per Day


The body is constantly losing water. We lose approximately half a liter through lung respiration (breathing), 1-2 liters in our urine, and about 8fl oz is lost through our skin in the form of perspiration.

 

Benefits of drinking at least 2 litres of water a day, include:How Much Do You Drink? image


1/ IN 37% of adults...

  • ...the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger. Drinking 6-8 8oz of water a day separates the sensations of thirst and hunger, 75% of adults are chronically dehydrated.

2/ water helps the kidneys...

  • ...flush toxins out of the body. When the kidneys are working to their maximum, other organs of the body, especially the liver, are more in balance.


3/ our adult bodies are...

  • ...made up of approximately 50-75% water. This is equivalent to about 12 gallons of water. Muscle is made up of approximately 75% water, bones are approximately 50% water, and blood is approximately 90% water.


4/ the water flows through...

  • ...your body, delivers nutrients to cells and carries away waste. Water acts as your body's cooling system, moving heat to the skin surface where it evaporates away in sweat and breath

5/ fizzy water?...

  • ...The reason nutritionists suggest you avoid fizzy water is that it contains carbon dioxide, which raises the pH of the stomach making it less acid and less able to digest protein. This in turn can lead to malabsorption of the nutrients in your food.

6/ water is the main...

  • ...lubricant in the joint spaces and prevents arthritis and back pain. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

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