Why Water is so Important…
Well, let’s start with…
- 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. ( This probably applies to half the world’s population.)
- In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
- Even mild dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 3%.
- One glass of water will shut down hunger pains for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a U-Washington study.
- Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
- Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
- A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
- Drinking just 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%… plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.
I read this statement from a blog I was reading recently that said “For the body to function properly, it must be hydrated properly. Moreover, the qualities and properties of the water we drink can determine the quality of our health.”
Water adjusts the body’s temperature and assists indigestion. It removes toxins from the body and also makes necessary body fluids. The chemical reaction that supports life takes place in a water medium, with water being an important reaction or product of these reactions.
- The adult human body is made up of 60-75% water.
- The brain is made up of about 80-85% water.
- Blood, which carries nutrients and oxygen through the body, is about 90% water.
Our brains are approximately 80-85% water. Keep in mind that when we are born our bodies are 90% water and 10% matter. As an aging adult, our bodies begin losing water, dehydration sets in, and hydration falls to about 70% water and 30% matter. Upon death, the body is only 50% water! In reality, we die of dehydration!