Wednesday, May 16, 2012

WATER - Liquid Life

HEALTH TIP: Drinking enough water is probably the easiest way to prevent disease, yet it’s something that most people neglect. 
Water is the basis of all life and that includes your body. 
Your muscles that move your body are 75% water; your blood that transport nutrients is 82% water; your lungs that provide your oxygen are 90% water; your brain that is the control center of your body is 76% water; even your bones are 25% water. Without sufficient water, we slowly die. 
If you are thirsty, it means your cells are already dehydrated. A dry mouth should be regarded as the last outward sign of dehydration. That’s because thirst does not develop until body fluids are depleted well below levels required for optimal functioning. 
Some statistics show that as much as 90% of us are walking around in a chronic state of dehydration. One way to tell if you’re dehydrated is to check the color of the urine. If it’s dark all the time, you’re probably dehydrated. 
Lay off the sodas (they’re full of sugar or toxic sweetener & very acidic) and drink more water. As a guideline, you need 1/2 ounce of water per pound per day. Example: a 200 pound person needs 100 ounces per day.