Did you know that you can increase good health by making sure that you get enough water? Yes, plain water that has been purified in some way.
The water most of us get from the tap is full of chemicals that are bad for our health. Do not drink tap water, unless you have your own well, which you know is not contaminated.
Water is essential for a healthy body. It regulates body temperature, lubricates joints, keeps skin youthful and muscles strong. It is present in every cell and tissue and involved in so many biological functions, digestion, absorption, circulation and excretion. It helps us in keeping our hormones balanced and our brain chemistry relies on water for proper balance. Water gives us energy and strengthens the immune system. Most people do not drink enough water and are semi-dehydrated. Your body cannot work at optimum level without the water it needs.
What happens when you don't drink enough water?
When you don't drink enough water, you will not feel as well as you possibly could, your body does not have what it needs for good health and, thereby, your health declines.
When you do not get enough water throughout the day, your body just does not have the needed fluid and sometimes tries to pull it from where it can and distribute it to the places that need hydration the most. One place that water is pulled from is your digestive system.
When you do not drink enough water, it leads to constipation. Transit time slows down and some of the toxins and poisons dumped into the digestive system begin to recirculate.
As these toxins build up, they store in your tissues causing ill health. Kidneys separate water from the waste in the blood so there is a strain put on them when toxicity levels increase. Along with that, the liver has quite a bit more to do, trying to detoxify the system as a whole.
Drink one quart of water for every 50 pounds of weight. So if you weigh 150 pounds, you would need to drink 3 quarts of water.
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