The Importance Of Water In Your Diet
THE IMPORTANCE OF WATER
- The Human Body Is 90% Water When It Is Conceived.
- The Human Body Is 75% Water When It Is A New Born Baby.
- The Human Body Is 50% Water When It Is Old And Has Wrinkled Skin.
As we age our bodies dehydrate, or "As we dehydrate our bodies age" would perhaps be another way of looking at it. (It's like putting grapes in a dehydrator, the more water you remove from them the more wrinkled and shriveled up they become until they eventually turn into dry raisins.) So in order to keep your body youthful it is essential to keep it properly hydrated.
Out of all of the nutrients that we need in our diet water is the one that we need the most of (as far as actual volume is concerned) so making an effort to start replacing other drinks such as coffee, soda, and energy drinks with water
is a great first step in improving your diet. (If you feel thirsty it means that your body needs water, so make water your beverage of choice and enjoy the feeling of better hydration.)
HOW MUCH WATER SHOULD YOU DRINK IN A DAY?
Water needs can vary greatly from person to person. (Diet, activity levels, and even the weather can all have a major impact on our hydration and water requirements.) So there is no universal amount of water that everyone on the planet should be drinking each day, however, following the 6 tips below will help to ensure that you are getting enough water...
1. Drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up each morning before you eat or drink anything else.
2. Eat a diet that inculdes a lot of fruits and vegetables. (They are mostly water.)
3. Whenever you go somewhere bring water with you.
4. Never ignore thirst and ideally drink enough water that you never experience thirst in the first place.
5. Consume enough water that you are urinating about 10 times a day.
6. If your urine is dark yellow drink more water until it starts to look almost as clear like the water that you drink.
THE 3 BEST SOURCES OF WATER
1. WATER RICH FOODS
The best way to add more water to your diet is to simply eat foods that naturally have a lot of water in them and below are some examples of foods that are high in water...
If you put an apple, a pear, or an orange in a juice machine you will get juice, but if you put 1,000,000 Oreo Cookies in a juice machine you won't get a single drop! So eat foods that are rich in water and try to avoid dehydrated foods, because you are what you eat and dehydrated foods will dehydrate you!
2. DISTILLED WATER
Because of pollution I recommend drinking filtered water, but even though there are many different types of water filters on the market the majority of them will not be able to remove the microscopic (and most harmful) contaminants that can be found in water, so the only water filter that I recommend using is a "water distiller".
If you spill a can of soda on the side walk on a hot and sunny day the water in the soda will evaporate and rise up to the sky where it will become clouds and eventually fall back down as rain, and all of the other ingredients were were in the soda will remain on the sidewalk and will not become rain. A water distiller works in very much the same way. When you use a water distiller you fill it with water and it will slowly heat the water until it turns into steam. Then the steam will rise up into a cooling chamber above where it will be cooled and condensed back into liquid water, and then the liquid water will slowly drip (or "rain") into a separate container. (And any dirt, chemicals, or bacteria that was in the original water will be left behind inside the distiller.)
After using your distiller for the first time open it up and look at all of the junk that got removed from the original water. If you use tap water you will be shocked when you see just how filthy tap water really is and you will never want to go back to drinking it again! (When I use tap water in my distiller there will usually be a thin layer of grey sludge left behind, and even if I use river water that looks really clear and clean there will usually be a thin layer of brown dirt left behind.)
Distilled water is pretty much the cleanest water you can drink. It's pure oxygen and hydrogen and even rain water isn't this clean in most places due to the fact that there is a lot of pollution in the air from automobiles and factories and as rain falls from the clouds it will absorb some of this airborne pollution on the way down.
Although a water distiller can be expensive, if you are currently buying bottled water at the store it will actually save you a lot of money in the long run if you get one because after you buy it you will only have to pay for the cost of the tap water and the electricity that it takes to run the distiller, which is only a small fraction of what it would cost to buy a bottle of water at the store. (Water can be expensive and a 16 oz bottle of water typically costs more than a 16 oz bottle of Coke or Pepsi.)
Also try to keep your distilled water in glass bottles, because one of the reasons that I don't recommend buying water at the grocery store (including distilled water) is because it is usually sold in plastic bottles and if you have ever had the experience of drinking bottled water that tasted like plastic it's because plastic particles from the bottle got absorbed into the water and you were drinking plastic!
As far as what brand of distiller to get, there are many out there and I certainly haven't tried every one of them so I simply recommend that you go on-line and search for a home water distiller that has really good reviews and a money back guarantee.
3. SPRING WATER
When it rains some of the water will end up in ditches, creeks, lakes, rivers, and oceans and become "Surface Water" and some of the water will sink into the ground and become "Ground Water". As "Ground Water" slowly sinks downward into the Earth it gets filtered organically as it passes through countless layers of dirt, sand, and rock. "Ground Water" will eventually end up in underground aquifers and as the aquifers fill up the water rises back to the surface and comes back out of the ground as "Spring Water".
Almost all of the problems with water today is the result of pollution that has been going on since the "Industrial Revolution" and the water that comes out of a spring is often thousands of years old and is the most pristine water that you can find in nature.
Springs that are located in public areas (such as parks) are usually tested for water quality on a regular basis, and you can also do your own independent testing by purchasing one of the many spring water testing kits that are on the market. So if you live near a spring that is free of contaminants and free of cost I would strongly recommend that you gather up some glass bottles and start using "Spring Water" as your main source of drinking water.
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