Water?!?

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How much water should you drink everyday???

Okay so I am a big water drinker. Well both Me and my husband are. And I when I say big I mean really big. My goal as much as you might not want to know is to be peeing about every 1/2 hour and for it to be clear. Now do you know why it is so strongly recommended to drink at least 8-10 glasses a day? This is some information I have learned while studying for my Ace Certification and I think it gives good insight on the importance and reason why-

The human body can go for weeks without food, but only about three days without water. (Crazy!)Apart from oxygen, water is the only other constant bodily requirement.

The role of water is nothing less than miraculous. Here is what it does for your body:
-Supplies the body’s tissues with oxygen and nutrients
-Flushes toxins from the body
-Is essential for circulation
-Regulates the bodies cooling system
-Protects cells from disease and viruses
-Acts as a lubricant around joints
-Maintains proper muscle tone
-Improves skin tone, texture and resilience
-Is a natural diuretic
-Acts as a natural appetite suppressant
-Helps metabolize stored fat
-Is necessary for proper digestion and nutrient absorption
-Helps prevent premature aging

At birth, our bodies are made up of approximately 90 percent water. For most adults, the body is composed of about 70 percent water, but as we age, the levels can dip as low as 65 percent. Our bodies are at their healthiest when they are well hydrated. Let me be clear, coffee and pop do not help to hydrate your body. ( Kinda of a sad fact for me b/c I love coffee and have a very bad habit of drinking ALOT of it in the mornings :/ ) Caffeinated beverages are diuretics and actually dehydrate your body. They increase your need to consume even more water.

Dehydration Danger

Dehydration occurs when the amount of water in the body has dropped below the level needed for normal bodily function. It is estimated that 75% of North Americans are chronically dehydrated. If you only drink when your mouth is dry, it is too late; you have already put your body through dehydration.

Dehydration can go unnoticed, but there are some very clear signs our body can give to let us know we are dehydrated:◾Premature aging
-Dry skin
-Sunken eyes
-Slowed urine production
-Dizziness
-Migraines
-Fatigue
-Indigestion / heartburn
-Muscle / nerve pain
-Muscle cramping
-Excess body weight

So the go Drink up!!!!! 🙂 Add some lemon if you need some flavor! Lemon Is great for your body!

There are many health benefits of lemons that have been known for centuries. The two biggest are lemons’ strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers and their use as a weight loss aid because lemon juice is a digestive aid and liver cleanser. Lemons contain many substances–notably citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin, and limonene–that promote immunity and fight infection.

For more information on the different ways lemon is good for your body check out- http://tasty-yummies.com/2013/03/18/10-benefits-to-drinking-warm-lemon-water-every-morning/

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