Fueling Up On Water

It's our body's vital fuel, a health drink from mother nature.

It's calorie-free, inexpensive and easily obtained.

Yet few people follow the old fashioned advice to drink eight glasses of water a day.

Most people drink when they are thirsty, but the beverage of choice tends to be some other drink besides water.

Americans drink two or three glasses of plain water a day, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture survey conducted in the late 1970.

Based on an analysis of all fluid intake by adults, it is said to total about two quarts of water a day, and this includes water from foods and from other beverages.

It's not usually necessary to actually swallow two quarts of plain water every day. However, people with special problems such as kidney conditions might be exceptions if they are looking for Natural cures.

Americans drink eight gallons of bottled water a year, roughly two ounces or a quarter-cup a day, according to the International Bottled Water Association. Californians drink three times the national average of bottled water, downing 24 gallons a year, or nearly a cup a day.

Climate and seasons of the year play a role in one's thirst also, and just as we tend to perspire more in the summer months, we also tend to drink more water. Boosting intake of plain water makes good sense, many experts concur, because water eases digestion and regulates body temperature.

Water also bathes the cells and accounts for about 60 percent of body weight. And it can help us exercise longer and more efficiently. Drinking water can ward off constipation and maybe even crankiness.

And since it's a natural appetite suppressant, water can help us lose weight and keep it off. It can help keep skin healthy, although it won't necessarily banish acne.

Who should drink water? We all should, but pregnant women, nursing mothers and athletes should be especially careful to drink a sufficient amount. When it is hot or humid, upping water intake is also wise.

There are certain workers who seem to have a more difficult time developing the water-drinking habit. Among those who don't normally drink enough water are teachers, airline attendants and nurses who really need water for Natural cures.

Drinking fluids, particularly, water, during exercise reduces cardiovascular stress and improves performance. After a strenuous workout, you have to replace the fluids you have lost.

Otherwise, you will suffer chronic dehydration. Drink water before, during and after exercising, and remember that water reduces body temperature thus making the whole exercise process safer.

Water can be especially helpful for people with a history of kidney stones because it dissolves calcium in the urine, reducing the risk of stone formation.

Among physicians, urologists are probably most likely to extol the virtues of water, And it has been documented that drinking water mostly before 6 P.M. can reduce the likelihood of nocturnal bathroom visits.

It is interesting to note also that water helps prevent urinary tract infections, both for men and for women. Too busy to count how many glasses a day you drink?

There are other ways to calculate if your intake is sufficient. Dark-colored urine often suggest you aren't drinking enough water.

Get into the habit by starting with a glass of water with every meal, then work in a cup between meals.

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Once glass of water a day is not enough Monica
by: Warren Tattersall )The Health Success Site)

Hi Monica

It is important to drink enough water. Your whole system needs water to function properly, to flush wastes from your body and keep your temperature stable.

Not having enough water can lead to low blood volume and not enough fluid for your vital organs. That can be the cause of kidney stones, difficulty handling temperature changes, and low energy. There are lots of other potential side effects from not taking enough water because every part of your body uses water to keep functioning.

At the least, your low water use will put a lot of stress on your skin and lead to dry skin and premature wrinkles.

Basically, most health authorities would recommend that you make an effort to increase your water intake. These pages on The Health Success Site talk about how much water you should be drinking every day. The summary is that most health authorities who have undertaken studies advise that most people in advanced societies do not drink enough water and the level you are indicating yourself is well below those recommendations.

It would be wise to get yourself a water bottle and carry it with you during the day and drink from it regularly until you increase your average water intake.

is it wrong
by: monica

i drink only one glass of water in a day, because i don't feel thirsty.and i don't know why,especially in winter i drink one glass during 3 days.am i in danger

Staying Young with Water
by: Anonymous

As you age, you will also notice that your skin becomes dry. Though you will no longer have to worry about pimples and oily skin, you should also know that you need to keep your skin hydrated.

Drinking plenty of water is the secret to staying young. In fact, most doctors recommend that you drink at least eight to ten glasses a day.

Putting moisturizer only repairs skin from the outside. If you want great skin at a cellular level, water is your best bet because it greatly helps in slowing down the signs of aging.

Water makes up for 70% of our body. In turn, it can be found within our largest organ, which is our skin. If we don’t think about our health and diet, we will end up with dry skin, one that looks like old leather.

Drinking other forms of liquid is just not enough. In fact, some of them may just have too much sugar in them. Not only will we gain weight, we are also increasing our chances of getting different forms of ailments.

So, how can water help us stay and look young? First and foremost, water cleanses our body by taking out all unwanted toxins. It promotes the efficiency of blood circulation so that we can remove waste efficiently.

Just like certain bodies of water, those that are stagnant have more bacteria present in them. As long as we regularly drink several glasses of it each day, our bodies are able to swill out waste and circulate the necessary nutrients all over our system. Our cells will be kept in good state when the minerals are frequently replenished.

As we grow older, if we are not able to flush out all the generated wastes, we allow these impurities to pile up within us. For our body to properly operate, we have to consume the variety of nutrients inside our cells. Food is basically made up of these four elements: oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, and nitrogen.

As our body circulates the things we take in during digestion, the nutrients are oxidized in the cellular level. After this, they will all turn into organic acids: fatty acids, ammonia, uric acids, and the like. Only through sweating and urinating are we able to clean our bodies from the different forms of garbage. Water helps us clean them out.

Constant drinking is one of the most helpful and trouble-free ways to flush away toxins and thus, delay the process of aging. Alkaline water, in particular, penetrates deeper than ordinary water. When you want to remain youthful looking, always remember that without the proper liquid diet, all the vitamins and moisturizers will be useless.

Yes, our skin may absorb them, and we will a momentary relief because our skin will feel softer and look smoother. However, this is only a temporary solution. When everything wears off, we will look just as haggard as we originally were. The most important thing to know is that we need to also worry about how we are from the inside.

If we are vigilant about the number of glasses we take each day, we will definitely notice a vast and more permanent improvement on our skin.

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