– Part I
We live in a world where it is easier and cheaper to drink sugar loaded, caffeine-laden beverages than it is to get a good drink of pure water. Water can also be a confusing health topic these days. With all of the bottled water companies and purification systems available in the marketplace, we’ll set out to clarify, based upon our research – ‘What is truly the best water to drink?’ While there are many aspects of health dealing with water, we will cover some components you may not be familiar with. In this first part, we’d like to list. . .
Some eye-opening facts about water & your health:
- It is estimated that at least 75% of Americans are dehydrated to such a degree that it affects their health in a negative way. For many people the body’s need from more water is misunderstood as hunger pains.
- The catch is that virtually everyone in the U.S. has one or more toxic chemicals lodged in fatty tissue from drinking treated tap water.
- the U.S., 53 million Americans drink water from municipal water supplies containing potentially dangerous levels of chloro- and fluoro-chemicals, lead, fecal bacteria, as well as pesticides and other impurities associated with cancer and metabolic dysfunction.
- Your body consists mainly of water (on average about 70%). Your liver, for example, is about 90% water, brain 85%, blood 83% and even the bones 35%.
- In a University of Washington study, drinking one glass of water when feeling hungry stopped the hunger pangs in 98% of the dieters surveyed.
- The main cause of daytime fatigue is simply a lack of water.
- Research shows that about 8-10 glasses of water a day may significantly ease back pain and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
- If the average person drank at least 5 glasses of water a day (plain water not mixed) the risk of getting many degerative diseases is decreased dramatically.
- A person’s minimal water requirements is half their body weight in ounces. For instance, a 200 pound person should drink at least 100 ounces of water.
- Only a 2% drop in the amount of water in your water can bring on mental confusion such as short-term memory loss, being unable to focus and forgetting how to do simple math calculations.
Ok, so based upon the above stats, answer this important question . . .
Are you drinking enough water?
Now that you know how important water is for your health, stay tuned. In our next blog article, we’ll discuss what CLEAN water actually is.