Water is an essential nutrient that is involved in every function of the body. It helps transport nutrients and waste products, is necessary for all digestive, absorption, circulatory and excretory functions as well as for the utilization of water-soluble vitamins. It's also needed for the maintainance of proper body temperature. By drinking an adequate amount of water each day, you can ensure that your body has all it needs to maintain good health.
Water is the substance of life. Life cannot exist without water. We must constantly be adding fresh water to our body in order to keep it properly hydrated. We can only survive 3-4 days without water. The body is comprised of 70%-75% water and this ratio must be maintained for good health. This is the most important element we put into our body. Dehydration can occur at any time of the year, not only during the summer months when it is hot. Many victims of diseases such as cholera, die primarily through dehydration, not from the disease itself.
Water plays a vital role in nearly every bodily function. Since the blood is 90% water and the brain consists of about 95% water, you should drink only the best quality water. Water is essential for proper circulation in the body and vital to every cell. Consistent failure to drink enough water can lead to chronic cellular dehydration. This is a condition where the body's cells are never quite hydrated enough leaving them in a weakened state and vulnerable to attack from disease. It weakens the body's overall immune system and leads to chemical, nutritional and pH imbalances that can cause a host of diseases. Good alkaline water, with a pH of 7.5-8, helps to balance the acidity created in the body from food digestion, exercise, or even stress. Diseases flourish in an acidic environment.
RECOMMENDATION: You should drink half your body weight in ounces of water every day to provide your MINIMUM water replacement requirements, e.g. 160 lbs. = 80 oz. water (or 8 glasses). Ionized water with a pH of 8, containing essential alkaline forming minerals is the best water to drink.
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