Monday, November 22, 2010
Ode to water oh that precious crystal clear liquid that I seemed to not be able to consume in 8 cups a day! WHY I ASK? Not sure how to answer or where to being to look. I know my dad has issues around water and doesn’t drink nearly enough. He treated water like it was medicine that just doesn’t taste good! So he drank orange juice in place of water.
I logically know the importance of drinking this refreshing liquid call water. So why is it so hard for me to drink that refreshing liquid? Water is vital to the health of the body but I can’t seem to remember that I need it at least not until I am completely dehydrated and by then it much too late. Nonetheless, I am determine to concord this oversight or behavior. So I did a little research and this is what I have learned today:
The benefits of water
• Transports nutrients and oxygen into cells
• Moisturizes the air in lungs
• Helps with metabolism
• Protect our vital organ
• Helps organs to absorb nutrients better
• Regulates body temperature
• Detoxifies your body
• Protect and moisturizes the body joints
The most important thing I learn is that the brain consists of 90% of the water that is in the human body. Therefore, if we do not take in sufficient amount water into our body our brain cannot function well! WOW….that never dawned on me which will explain a lot of different things. Anyhoo…When you don’t drink enough water this is how dehydration will show up in our bodies:
• Muscle cramps
• Irregular blood-pressure
• Dry Skin
• 20% dehydration means possible death!
I take that back the most important thing I learn is drinking water helps you lose weight because it flushes out /down the by-products of fat breakdown. Not to mention that it reduces hunger. As I study the benefits of water I am brought back to, “WHY I DON’T” Now that I think about it I always thought drinking water caused me to retain water. AND I didn’t and don’t want a bloated stomach. Hmmm…enough said ….Now I will have to rethink this belief and the importance of water really has on the human body. Cheers. Drink up!