If You are drinking enough water?

Mostly people in the world have no idea how much of water they should drink in a day. So they live from day to day in a dehydrated state. They don't drink enough water. Next to air, water is the element most necessary for survival.Proper water intake is a key to weight loss. By not drinking enough water, many people incur excess body fat, poor muscle tone and size, decreased digestive efficiency and organ function, increased toxicity in the body, joint and muscle soreness and water retention.

The minimum for a healthy person is eight to ten eight-ounce glasses a day," says Dr. Flaks. "You need more if you exercise a lot or live in a hot climate. And overweight people should drink in an extra glass for every 25 pounds they exceed their ideal weight.And by consuming those eight to ten glasses of water throughout the day, you could be on your way to a healthier, leaner body.

The human body is composed of 25% solids and 75% water. Brain tissue is said to consist of 85% water. It has become a practice to regard a "dry mouth" as a signal of body water needs.Without water, we would be poisoned to death by our own waste products and toxins resulting from metabolism. It carries nutrients and oxygen to the cells through the blood, regulates body temperature and lubricates our joints (which is particularly important if you're arthritic, have chronic muscular-skeletal problems or are athletically active).

We need water to breathe; we lose approximately one pint of liquid every day just by exhaling.If you are not in "fluid balance" you can impair every aspect of your body's physiological functioning. Proper water intake is the key to weight loss," says Dr. Donald Robertson.Always check with your physician before embarking on a water intake increase program.You may ask, "If I drink this much water, won't I constantly be running to the bathroom?" Initially, yes, because of the hypersensitivity of the bladder to increased fluids. But after a few weeks, your bladder calms down, and you urinate less frequently, but in larger amounts.

There is great difference between pure water and other beverages like fruit juice, soft drinks, beer, coffee or tea that contain water.Some people think that Water is water in what ever way you get it.Its true that such drinks contain water, they also may contain substances that are not healthy and actually contradict some of the positive effects of the added water.Dr. Jerzy Meduski: "Beer contains water, but it also contains alcohol, which is a toxic substance. Beverages that contain caffeine, such as coffee, stimulate the adrenal glands; fruit juices contain a lot of sugar and stimulate the pancreas. Such drinks may tax the body more than cleanse it.&quot Another problem with these beverages is that you lose your taste for water.

The way to interpret all of this, therefore, is that the recommended daily water intake means just that--WATER!


Written by Brad

This blog is my weight loss journey and hope this journey will help in losing some extra pounds.


Anonymous said...

This is a very interesting article. I am about to go on a low calorie diet and did not realise the importance of drinking water. I suffer with water retention and swollen body parts. My urine was very dark in colour and i now understand that it was a sign of dehydration.