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Drink Pure Water Daily! How Much is Right for You?

By on Sep 30, 2013 | 0 comments


Drinking pure water daily is essential to good health and the continuation of life itself.

 

The human body is generally acknowledged to be more than 60% water. The brain is over 70% water. These numbers alone tell us that it is healthy to drink plenty of pure water regularly.

What does pure water do? As a component of blood, water is used to transport nutrients, gases, and wastes. It not only assists in delivering  nutrients to every cell, it also strengthens our defenses against infection and disease by helping to flush toxins from our bodies. Water plays a major role in digestion and in the assimilation of nutrients. In fact, it plays a role in almost all biochemical reactions. Water is necessary to regulate body temperature and blood pressure, and it helps to maintain a proper electrolyte balance within all of our body's cells. Water protects our internal organs and acts as a lubricant for our joints.

Without adequate liquids, our bodily functions are compromised, potentially leading to toxicity and organ failure.

 

Unfortunately, the water we drink is often contaminated by toxic elements like:

 

  • Chemicals such as chlorine and fluoride
  • Organic compounds such as pesticides, herbicides and fungicides
  • Industrial waste products such as mercury, cadmium and lead.

So, it is always best to drink only pure, filtered water. Drinking water containing toxic substances compromises the sensitive internal functioning of our cells and tissues, which disrupts the balance needed to maintain good health.

 

 

 

But, how much water should you drink each day?

Many experts advise dividing the number of pounds you weigh by 2 and then drinking that many ounces of water.  For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, you should drink 75 ounces of water or almost 2-1/2 quarts of water daily.

Of course, eating a healthy diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, which are naturally filled with high quality water, can provide you with as much as 20 percent of your water needs. In that case, a 150-pound person eating such a diet could fulfill their water needs by drinking 60 ounces or just under two quarts of water every day. If you drink other healthy fluids – like nourishing teas, soups, broths or fresh vegetable juices, you require even less plain water.

 

Also, it is a good idea to space your water breaks throughout the day and not drink all of your day’s water at one time. Keeping a water bottle with you will help remind you to drink pure water.

 

 

By the way, there are some other factors that may increase the amount of water you need to drink on a daily basis. Here are a few of them:

  • Do you have a fever?
  • Do you have diarrhea?
  • Are you on diuretics?
  • Do you live in a dry or very cold or hot climate?
  • Do you live at a high altitude?
  • Are you pregnant or nursing?
  • Do you exercise strenuously or for long periods of time?

Please check with your medical doctor regarding the amount of water you need to drink each day, especially if you answered “yes” to any of the above questions.

 

Here’s another quick tip:  Drinking pure water could help you lose weight – especially if you are replacing calorie-laden sweetened drinks or high calorie snacks with pure water.

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