Health Benefits of Drinking Water.
For a lot of people, water is hard to swallow. I think it may be that many are brought up on drinks other than water and have never got used to drinking it as a daily beverage.
Also, in some parts of the world, the water has a ‘funny’ taste may be due to the chemicals added to kill bacteria or added fluoride……Read full article below
For example, at one time in my life, I lived in an Australian country town where the only water we had was ‘bore water’. Bore water came from underground and was pumped to the surface by wind towers. It was a rust colour and unfit to drink. It is rich in iron but leaves residue wherever it is used. In those cases, bottled water is available. But that was in the day before bottled water was available, so we had to drink it boiled and strained. It still tasted ‘awful’, so we would add cordial or just drink tea or coffee.
So, these circumstances lead people not to drink water. I remember as a child at school. We would have’ outside drinking troughs, that were exposed to the direct sun- with a row of taps. When the temperature soared well above the 80s, it got super-hot at school, and we got thirsty. The only water available to us were these water troughs. The water that came from the taps, was often warm due to the constant sun on the pipes. It made us sick, and I always remember having headaches due to dehydration. So as an adult, I had to teach myself to drink water.
Now, after trial and error to how best for me to enjoy it, I drink at least 1 litre of pure water daily. I now live near the mountains of beautiful southwest Wales, and it has one of the world’s best and pure water coming out of the taps. I put it through a Brita filter then fill a litre jug up for the day. Often I add a sprinkle of some chlorophyll as it is good for cellular health.
So, why is water essential for us to drink daily?
Here, I point out a few reasons that may help you to get into the habit of drinking water
- Drink a tall glass of water to hydrate first thing in the morning- Why?
Since your body is about 60% water, you need to drink the stuff!
It’s considered an essential nutrient for your overall health, meaning that your body cannot produce enough of it by itself to meet its daily needs.
Therefore, you need to get it through foods — especially drinks — to ensure proper bodily function.
All of your organs and tissues depend on water, which affects your body this way….
- Nutrient transportation. Water allows blood circulation, transports nutrients to your cells and removes waste. If you don’t get enough water, the waste will build up in your cells and organs, bringing with it a myriad of health issues.
- Thermoregulation. Water helps to regulate your body’s temperature. Due to water’s large heat capacity, it limits changes in body temperature in both warm and cold environments.
- Body lubrication. Did you know you need good lubrication? Water helps lubricate joints and affect all micro membrane (which your body is full of); water is an essential element of your body’s lubricating fluids, including saliva and gastric, intestinal, respiratory, and urinary mucous – the list goes on. In short, if you don’t hydrate enough, you will dry out and dry up!
- Shock absorbency. Water helps you to ride those bumps- literally! Water acts as a shock absorber, protecting your organs and tissues by helping maintain cellular shape. So drink enough water to keep you in shape!
- Drink lots of water throughout the day – Why?
Your body loses water daily through sweat, breath, urine, and bowel movements. These are known as water outputs. Suppose you don’t take in enough water to make up for these losses throughout the day. In that case, it can lead to dehydration, which is associated with many detrimental health effects – including lousy breath- YUK!
Drinking water during the day helps with your water balance and implies that water inputs must be equal to water outputs to avoid dehydration. This is because your brain floats in water- yes, it really does…
If you are dehydrated, your brain will be too. This can cause headaches, brain fog, and in severe cases, the neuropathways will block or die, causing some form of dementia.
There are many more reasons to drink water for your health- but I will cover this another time.
So, is it important to drink pure, clean water daily? The answer is a resounding YES!
I drink water that through the day with other beverages. This ensures that I create the habit of drinking water that I can’t do without. Some people drink hot water because it warms them up. But I can’t stomach that, so it’s cold water for me for sure.
I hope you will take up this habit of drinking water as well. Once you get used to it, I am sure you will feel and look absolutely fabulous!
Paula Rose has a Bachelor of Pastoral Counselling and Theology, Vision Christian University, USA. Master of Arts In Counselling & Professional Development, specializing in Spiritual Abuse The University of Derby, UK. BACP Life Coaching UK.
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