Drinking Enough Water
While traditional belief has been that people should consume about 8 cups of water per day, individual needs depend on:
- Diet of water-rich fruits and veggies can provide about 20 percent of total water intake. Watermelon and tomatoes are 90 percent or
more water by weight
- Cafeeine and alcohol consumption
- Possible existing health conditions
Try to never get to the point where you are feeling thirtsy because thirst is a sign that you may already be
Health Benefits From Water
Water is is involved in every cell, organ and function of the body, and makes up about 60 percent of your body weight.
Water flushes toxins out of vital organs and carries nutrients to cells.
Lack of water can lead to dehydration which can drain your energy
and make you tired.
Types of Water
- Tap Water - has gone some forms of purification
- Distilled Water - removing lots of minerals (Distillers can allow 0.3 to 0.5 percent of water impurities to exist). While bacteria is killed,
it may re-colonize after destillation
- Bottled Water - about 80% of purified bottle water is actually identical to tap water
- Home Filtered Water
If you are concerned about the water you drink, and you should be, there are a few extra approaches to getting the most healthy water:
- Keep your water sources varied: organic fruits and veggies, soups, filtered and boiled water.
That way you avoid getting too much of some type of substance contained in one of them
- Install a filter for your tap water, and try boiling that water afterwards
- Change your filter regularly (research best water filters)
Keep in mind that destillation and boiling does not kill all bacteria or get rid of all metals in the water. And that is ok - you need them too.
Try to maintain a balance in your water sources.