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If We Had No Water~

Sunday, January 27, 2013

What would we do without water? The one drink that is at our disposal night and day and is free for the taking.
We're advised to drink our 8 glasses minimum daily, yet, I know some people who will find every reason why 'not' to drink it. "No thanks, I prefer coffee and it is liquid." emoticon emoticon OR cola's .......... I have a friend who begins her day w/ a big guzzler of pepsi and adds another after lunch! I asked her once if she drank water and you would have thought I offered a glass of poison ......... emoticon

There are mega reasons why to drink this, as we all know ........... But even feeling fatigued ............ can actually be due to dehydration in the body ......... and drinking water can keep it hydrated and vibrant even in a busy day. It is easy to reach for a caffeine drink as an anecdote, which in turn will result in 'more' fatigue.

Our physical bodies are so much like our cars ........ we both have an engine and they both have to be flushed ........... Water (and water foods like fruits & veggies) have this miraculous ability to cleanse, energize, & greatly assist the bodies filter systems. The liver & kidneys have a difficult time of cleansing if not given adequate water daily. If it lacks, the PH is offset and illness or infection is imminent.

There is much more that could be said about the benefits of water .......... (Besides making your skin glow) looking younger & supple ...... emoticon but that could wait for a rainy day ............... emoticon What? More water ......... emoticon
How wonderful there is something free after all ........... that yields so much!
And, what price would we pay for a cold glass of water ...... if our greatest resource was taken away ...........

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TIG123GER 2/8/2013 9:52AM

    I use to hate drinking water. I would have to put some type of flavoring in it just to make it palatable. I might go all day and not actually have just water - coffee, tea, diet soda a plenty but not a glass of water in sight. Now, after really joining my Spark program, I get at least 6 glasses of just plain water (shoot for 8 but don't always make it) plus all my other liquid each day and I've actually come to enjoy the taste of a nice, clear, cold glass of aqua. Go figure!

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WAYNE1997 1/31/2013 7:08AM

    Agreed! I was also reminded lately to be grateful for the things we have in this life and water is certainly another one!

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DUXGRL1 1/28/2013 7:48PM

    So true, and I think we all take it for granted!

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REXTINE1 1/28/2013 3:57PM

    Plain water is really a health drink. Thanks for the review.

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SPARKFRAN514 1/28/2013 2:46PM

    emoticon good reminder of the importance of water we know its important and some time just need to reminded how good it is for us . emoticon

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BLITZEN40 1/28/2013 12:36PM

    Water: The world's best diet drink! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 1/28/2013 10:02AM

    Woo Hoo - awesome!!!

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    As I started reading your blog, I reached for my glass of water to drink!

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DISAPPEARING1 1/28/2013 5:15AM

    I used to think it tasted like poison and now I can't enough of the refreshing nectar!
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TIMOTHYNOHE 1/27/2013 10:24PM

    I don't understand people who don't like water. One of my boys is like that. I give him water to drink and yo would think he was going to vomit. It's WATER fer cryin' out loud.

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CARRAND 1/27/2013 10:11PM

    Water is the way to go!

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DRAGON-CHICK 1/27/2013 9:14PM

    It's so true!
I traveled to Italy a while ago, and water was not free. $$$ (Italy!)
Yes, I carried a water bottle with me, and I do on my typical days of my life.
But unless I'm overheated and really thirsty, I can't imaging calling water delicious.
Yes, I know it's a necessity. and often refreshing. Not that I'm a soda fan, but give me a little sprinkle of some flavoring, or a squeeze of lemon or lime.
Ok; that's where I'm at now; but I am really trying to change (for the better, we hope)

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HSMOMX2 1/27/2013 7:22PM

    I also was once like your friend and basically refused to drink water. I'm proud to say that now water is what I prefer and has been for about five years. I had to really work on it, but I'm grateful that I did. Don't give up on your friend. Change takes time.

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TRESSWANN 1/27/2013 5:57PM

    Mother was very advanced for her era. I had my first cola when I was in junior h.s and thought it tasted like toilet bowl cleaner. We never have soda in our home. water with lime or lemon or cutting fruit juice. Fresh clean water is a luxury that we in this country are blessed with

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ALEXSGIRL1 1/27/2013 5:45PM

    i love water adnd your blog i am glad you are feeling better and I beat a lot of water had a lot to due with it

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    The old me sounds like your friend. I had a Mtn. Dew first thing every morning. I called it my "green coffee!" Now, I can't stand the thought of that sugary acid.

Something I've noticed this winter, that I've attributed to drinking 8 glasses a day for the first prolonged spell of my life, is that I don't have "winter skin" this year! Nope, not the first sign of alligator legs! I really do think it's the water b/c I loathe slathering on lotion and skip it unless I look like sandpaper. Yay for water!

Great post!

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PICKIE98 1/27/2013 2:43PM

    I have always loved water,, but if we did notr have water, I could walk across Lake Huron to visit spark friend Hadydabr in Goderich, Ontario!!

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