Water II

25 06 2009

The health benefit of water is key to a healthier and longer life. Drinking water is important for:

  • The elimination of toxins.
  • Keeping your blood thin and flow well.
  • Cellular and bodily functions such as digestion.
  • Relieving constipation.
  • Suppressing appetite, and
  • Metabolizing stored fat, thus helps with weight loss.

Some quick facts:

  • You can live 40 days without food, but only 3 without water.
  • You can loose 50% of your glucose, body fat or protein and survive, but if you loose 20% water, you’ll die of dehydration.
  • Babies are 90% water, adults about 70%, elderly about 60%.

Most cooked food doesn’t contain much water:

  • Bread 30%,
  • Butter 16%
  • Cheese 40%
  • Cereal 5%.

But raw vegetables have a lot:

  • Cucumbers, celery and lettuce 95%.
  • Broccoli, cabbage, carrots, peaches, strawberries 90%.

Signs of dehydration:

  • Dark-colored, pungent urine.
  • Allergies.
  • Hard stool, constipation.
  • Low energy and weakness.
  • Dry mouth or lips.
  • Dry skin.
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