Why drink more water?

There’s something i noticed about the Chinese having lived and worked in china for over 5 years by norm carry bottled water wherever they go. As a requirement for healthy living, drinking eight (8) glasses of water a day is an age-old suggestion. Although this suggestion might not be for everyone, since our individual water needs varies. However, most people still struggle with it.

Here are a number of reasons why we should drink plenty of good-drinking water (pH6.5-8.5).

  • Drinking water helps maintain a good balance of body fluid

This helps us focus, think and concentrate better. It keeps us alert; basically you’d have an active day and perform well at work, school etc.

Kaiser Permanente nephrologist Steven Guest, MD, agrees: “Fluid losses occur continuously, from skin evaporation, breathing, urine, and stool and these losses must be replaced daily for good health,” he says.

  • Drinking water flushes toxin

One of the easiest and cheap ways to be detoxified is by drinking water. Body wastes are rid off through sweat and urine. Regular urination actually contributes to reduce the risk of kidney stones and urinary tract infection.

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  • Drinking water aids digestion

Water is essential in digestion of food and prevents constipation (difficulty in emptying the bowels)

  • Natural remedy for Headaches

Drinking water helps prevent and relieve headaches which are commonly caused by dehydration.

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References: Barry M. Popkin et al, Water, Hydration and Health, Nutrition Reviews, WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality

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