Water is essential for life. Water is a component of blood; many nutrients are dissolved in water so they can be absorbed effectively in the digestive tract. Cells need to be bathed in water. Water carries waste from our body, and water absorbs and transports heat so that our skin, muscles and vital organs maintain the proper temperature. Drinking enough pure water is essential for elimination and preventing constipation.
You need to hydrate. Pure water is essential to maintaining stamina. Even getting mildly dehydrated can compromise normal physiology. Did you know that sometimes we may think we are hungry when we are really thirsty? Of course then, drinking water can help in weight management. Pure water can help keep your skin clear and glowing too!
What to do?
Drink at least 48 ounces of pure water per day. Remember: Once you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated! So drink enough water before you reach that point. Be sure to drink purified water that is at room temperature. Ice cold water restricts the digestive tract. Get in the habit of carrying water with you all day…Start with a glass of water in the morning, have water in your car, at your desk and in your bag or briefcase.