Posted on Jul 02, 2018, 7 p.m.
After a night of sleep realistically you’ve gone one third of the day without taking in any fluids, add to that most people don’t drink enough water when they are awake. As much as 75% of the USA population may suffer from chronic dehydration.
Drinking more water can be an easy fix for feeling tired, headaches, weakness, or constipation. Chugging back coffee is liquid but is not the same as wonderful water. Many ailments are believed to begin with unhealthy toxin ridden guts. Drinking water on an empty stomach especially first thing in the morning can help cleanse the stomach and support digestion.
Water therapy has been used in Japanese traditional medicines as an essential element, 8-10 cups of water are recommended daily. Water can help aid weight loss, digestive issues, kidney health, skin health, brain function, and much more. Usha Paana Chikitsa practiced in India uses similar traditions.
Human bodies are made of about 70% water, as is much of earth and just about everything on it, water is the natural life line, and everyone should be making sure the get enough of it. When a person first starts to drink at least a liter of water a day there can be a few unexpected effects such as a few extra pounds from retaining water, but that is short term, not to worry the body will adjust. Drinking water can help improve health without much effort at all.
Water helps flush out sludge build up that accumulates in the colon where bacteria hide. Cleansing the colon can loosen and expel buildup so you can absorb nutrients faster and more efficiently.
Water can replace high calorie beverages and help support metabolism, and increase caloric burn. Drinking one liter of water can help fight off hunger cues to stop those in between meal cravings.
Water is needed to support blood and cell functions. Three quarters of water inside the body is liquid inside cells, the remainder is extracellular fluid including blood plasma, lymph, and fluids between the cells.
Drinking water helps the kidneys to properly filter and flush toxins from the body, soften stool and promote removal of toxins through regular bowel movements.
The lymphatic system is about 95% water, if you don’t drink enough it won’t flow properly, leading to lymph congestion and accumulation of toxic cellular waste; instead of repairing and nourishing cells it will start to damage and impair them.
Water can improve mental energy and performance, even mild dehydration impacts homeostatic function leading to poor cognitive function. Being 2% dehydrated has negative effects on memory, concentration, attention span, and moods.
Water improves immune function, flushes bowles, increases and so much more. The best benefits are achieved drinking one liter of water first thing when you wake up on an empty stomach, which can be made a habit by doing it before brushing your teeth. Follow that by not eating for about 45 minutes. Start with a smaller amount and gradually work up to one liter by increases intake over the course of a week or two. This will be an easy lifestyle change that will have many beneficial effects on your health.
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