Water is vital to all living things.
Without water in the needful amounts, our bodies do not function properly.
Adequate water intake is crucial for proper hydration, weight control, optimal metabolism and overall good health.
How much is enough? A good rule of thumb is to take your weight (in pounds) and divide that in half. That number is the amount of water in ounces you should try to consume each day.
So much! Why? Well, water is the “single most important nutrient for our bodies and is considered a ‘miracle cure’ for many health conditions. It is involved in every function of our bodies. Your body looses about 2 quarts of water a day through perspiration etc.” (Dr. Don Colbert The Seven Pillars of Health)
When you wake up and reach for breakfast, you are probably actually thirsty. Try drinking a glass of water first thing and ease into the morning with the habit of re-hydrating. If you lack water, your hunger reflex may be stimulated.
But I don’t like it! Many times the reason you don’t really care for water to drink is not that you don’t need it but that your water is not really clean. Try getting filtered or a filter in your home. Dr. Colbert puts it this way..” It’s bad enough having chemicals and microbes in the water, bu the very things that are added to tap water to purify it may be hurting you as well.”
Check out this site to find out what is in your water and then you will be able to see what kind of filter you will want to put in place in your life. www.egw.org — click “National Drinking water database”
One last thought…Bottled is not always Better. Bottled water is actually less regulated than tap water and can be just as toxic. Again, you will want to look to see if your favorite bottled water is filtered by reverse osmosis and you may want to dig deeper on all that filtering water means and does for our bodies.