Don’t get fat and sick—drink water

WaterPouringInGlassWe all need reminders now and again about how important water is to all the processes of our body.

After all, the body is 75 percent water. Water is the most vital source of energy in the body, and dehydration causes the body’s enzymatic activity to slow down, resulting in tiredness and fatigue.

The blood is a whopping 92 percent water.

So when you are dehydrated, the blood becomes thicker, causing resistance to blood flow and resulting in higher blood pressure.

And that’s not all we need to recognize about intake of water. The brain is also 75 percent water, as are the muscles. Amazingly, even the bones are 22 percent water.

Overall, our bodies are made up of 75 percent water—which needs to be replenished constantly in order for our thousands of bodily processes to function properly day by day.

A large percentage of people are dehydrated. They take medicines and eat processed food that makes them dehydrated.

If they think about it at all, they believe juices, energy drinks, sodas and coffee hydrate their bodies.

Wrong.

The body needs plain old water.

Dehydration results in impaired digestion, often causing ulcers, gastritis and acid reflux. Lack of water intake can damage your bladder and kidneys, forcing the body to accumulate toxins and acid waste where bad bacteria thrive, making the bladder and kidneys more prone to infection, inflammation and pain.

Since the brain is 75 percent water, dehydration causes thinking, memory and ability to process information to become sluggish.

Many toxins are eliminated through the skin, and dehydration slows this elimination, causing the skin to become vulnerable to skin disorders, as well as premature aging and discoloration.

Because the body cannot digest and eliminate properly without adequate water, puffy weight gain often occurs. Appetite can be modified merely by drinking a glass or two of water just before each meal. And—start your system working for the day with at least one glass of water as soon as you awaken in the morning.

As a matter of fact, of all the preventable health problems we may have, drinking more water is undoubtedly the most easily solved. Sipping on water all day is an effective way to consume the intake you need to maintain your brain to your toes.

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