Why water is essential for your health and weight loss!

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

It's calorie-free, inexpensive and easily obtained and it is essential to weight control.

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. This creates long term problems as these other beverages often do not hydrate our bodies (Coffee and soft drinks are diuretics that actually remove more fluid from our bodies than they add).

After a prolonged period of using these drinks that just wet our mouths without giving hydration our bodies stop experiencing thirst. When you start to dehydrate the body response may be hunger and not thirst so the net effect of not drinking enough water can be weight gain!

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.

Where possible it is best to actually swallow two quarts of plain water every day as you can gain water from fruits and other health sources. 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. In the winter there is a bigger problem as air conditioning takes water out of the air. If you are in a building that has air-conditioning to heat the building then you will often need to drink more water, even though it is cold and wet outside, as the dry air will pull water out of your body and lead towards dehydration.

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 should account for about 60 percent of body weight. When we take readings of hydration levels in normal people though we generally find that their percentage of body water is significantly less than the recommended levels, most people in our society are constantly dehydrated.

Being properly hydrated 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-coloured urine often suggest you aren't drinking enough water.

A great habit to keep is to have a large glass of water first thing in the morning every day before you even think about getting the rest of your day started.

Another good habit is starting with a glass of water with every meal, then work in a cup between meals.

Warren Tattersall has been a full time nutritional consultant for over a decade and works with people all over the world to help them improve their health, increase their personal energy levels and to use supplements to assist with diet related health issues.

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