It’s not fish oils, not calcium or magnesium, not even vitamin D…but Water. Water is the single most important nutrient in your body. So simple, yet so many of us are dehydrated. Your body loses about two quarts of water a day through perspiration, urination and exhalation. It is important for our bodies that we replenish this.
Water is needed and involved in every function of our body:
Muscles are about 75% water
Brain Cells are 85% water
Blood contains 82% water
Even your bones are 25% water
By depriving your body of water, your organs and cells can not function to their highest capacity. Water is essential for cell life and existence. You can live five to seven weeks without food but no more than 5 days without water.
*Joint and Arthritis Pain – water is a main lubricant in the joint spaces.
*Digestion Issues – water helps keep digestive juices in the GI tract supplied
in order to create the acids it needs to prevent ulcers, gastric reflux, and constipation, and heart burn.
*High Blood Pressure – when the body is dehydrated it can restrict the flow of blood to non vital organs and only concentrate on vital organs.
*Asthma – bronchial tubes need adequate hydration to prevent constriction
*Poor Memory – Synapses in the brain slow down without adequate hydration.
*Weight Management – When you are dehydrated your body releases a hormone, aldosterone, which causes water retention.
If you are suffering from any of the above Conditions or Symptoms instead of reaching for a big gulp, star bucks, or any of the other unnatural beverages we consume…. try drinking more natural clean water. Gradually increase the amount of water you drink each day and these symptoms may start to subside.
This is the number in ounces that you should drink per day.
__________Weight / 2 = ___________ounces per day