Water is one of the most essential foundations of our well-being. It makes up 55-60% of our total body mass. We obtain 92% of the water we need from the foods we eat and the liquids we drink, making it necessary to drink enough water daily.
Water is also the most common nutritional deficiency in the American population. As a society we consume a number of diuretics, (think soda, coffee, tea) which causes dehydration. Chronic dehydration plays a large role in degenerative disease.
We need to be consuming about 1/2 of our body weight in ounces every day. For example, if a person weighs 100 pounds, they would consume 50 ounces of water per day. You should also add an additional 8 ounces for every diuretic you consume.
To replenish electrolytes (after a hard workout for example) you can add a pinch of sea salt to your water, and have no reason to drink any sports drink which is actually full of sugar and chemicals.
Water has the following roles in the body:
- delivers oxygen to cells
- transports nutrients
- cushions joints & bones
- absorbs shocks to joints & organs
- regulates body temperature
- removes waste
- flushes toxins
- empowers healing process
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