Some straight-talking facts about Water – give new life to your body…
Written by The Green Witch
Our bodies are made up of mostly water. When we don’t drink enough of it (and I don’t mean tea, coffee, fizzy drinks – I mean plain water and herb teas), the body doesn’t get cleansed.
Up here in Scotland, we are very lucky and the water is very good, but I still filter water to take out any residue chemicals. Here are a few reasons why you should drink more and invest in a filter (no need for bottled water unless you are out).
Here are some facts: -
*Mild dehydration slows down your metabolism as much as 3% (so you put on weight basically). The majority of the population is actually dehydrated (75% of Americans are and look at the weight issues and problems they are having).
*Lack of water triggers the syndrome of daytime fatigue.
*8-10 glasses of water per day could significantly ease joint and back pain in up to 80% of sufferers.
*Sufferers of symptoms like bloating, constipation, PMT, headaches and fluid retention may have these problems simply because their intake of water is too little. Drink 8 large glasses of water to solve these annoying problems.
*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 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.
The Problem is…
The body simply thinks it is undergoing a drought. Add to it environmental issues like central heating, double-glazing and air-conditioning and the conditions worsen. We need water to live – simple as that.
Make a point of getting all the family to increase their intake of plain water, whether tap, bottled or filtered, and you could be taking a positive step to ensure a healthy life later.
A water rant…
However, don’t rely on drinking loads of bottled water that is in the supermarkets in large quantities in plastic. Remember, some water has been bottled for up to 2 years…yuk!! Drink lots of tap water and, here in Scotland, our water is fab for drinking and tap water passes a lot more stringent tests than bottled water does.
Also, you may laugh at Del Trotter when he bottled tap water and sold it as mineral, but that has actually happened in real life so these bottled waters are not always what they are cracked up to be, especially the cheaper bargains. So, the best option is to use a filter jug or under-the-sink filter for your tap water than to rely solely on bottled (though some of the major cities may be a bit iffy…) see if the filters alter the taste. I can actually tell by taste when my filter is done because I can taste the impurities are back in the water!!.
They do actually work and you can always fill up the water bottle daily with fresh filter water: add some crystals and make your very own personalised mineral water: much better than water that has been sat in the plastic for 6 months, don’t you think? Fair enough, sometimes you just have to buy a bottle of water and that is fine as better to drink bottled water than dehydrate, but at the price it is sold (3 times dearer than milk), lets use the free stuff from the tap much more and get our bodies the fluid it needs for optimum health. I know I have the office bottled water in the shop but I use a company that has only had it bottled for up to 7 days before I get it unlike the previous company that I found out stored it for up to a year!!! See what I mean…