Pure drinking water is second only to oxygen as the most important necessity of a healthy life.
We as a human race can live for around a month without eating but we would die if we did not drink healthy water for three days. This is because our bodies are made up of 80% water and without this vital substance, we would poison ourselves to death.
Drinking pure water helps the body to digest food and keeps our temperature consistent. It also distributes life giving oxygen to the body and removes waste and buidl up of toxins. You can begin to see what may happen when we lack drinking water in the amounts we need to function – the body can begin to suffer from the debilitating effects of dehydration. Some of the effects of this are:
- Stomach Pain
- Lack of Energy
- Dry “Cotton” Mouth
- Dizziness and Headaches
Long term, the effects of dehydration can cause issues such as weight gain, high stress levels, kidney stones and other urinary problems and even asthma.
On the health benefits of drinking water side, drinking the right amount of pure water can increase your concentration, help your skin and protect you from sickness.
It is well known that 8 glasses of water per day is about the right amount of water to drink to stay healthy, vital and active. This amount is simply a guide to how much pure water you should drink. Obviously if you are exercising or are experiencing higher than normal temperatures, the health benefits may be lost if you do not increase your intake.
8 glasses of water per day is enough to cover the body’s natural loss of around 2.4 litres of water per day. This is lost through perspiration, urine, sweat and faeces on a daily basis, and an increase in the loss from any of these areas will require an increase in the intake of drinking water to make up for this loss.
Be sure to benefit your health from drinking pure water.