Safe and Clean drinking water
You can live for about a month without food; however, you can only survive one week without water.
It is no secret that we have a large variety of foods to eat for our enjoyment and health. The same is true for water. There are many types of water and like food some drinking waters are good for us and some are not. We use water for so many things but none as important as feeding our bodies the clean, safe and healthy water it needs to function.
Drinking water is so important because it hydrates our bodies. Your blood has a high percentage of water and it carries life giving oxygen to your cells and transports carbon dioxide, an acidic waste to your lungs so you can breathe it out.
You need water to digest your food and assist the food in its passage through your small and large intestine to expel as feces. Water helps you avoid constipation.
You also rid your body of toxins through your urine. Check the color of your urine. Is it a deep yellow or brown? Does it have a foul smell? If so, you may need to drink more clean healthy water. Urine should be pale yellow without odor. Some vitamins, foods and drugs can effect urine color as well.
Water also affect your blood pressure, to little water, low blood pressure, retain water, and increase your blood pressure.
The most important thing to remember is every chemical reaction that occurs in your body happens in water environment.
Some other functions of water in our bodies are:
- To support your lymphatic system that has a direct relationship to your immune system.
- Regulate your body temperature and keep it within a normal range.
- Protects your joints
- Cushions your organs
If you have experienced dehydration you may recognize some of these symptoms. Headache, thirst, back pain, dry mouth, dry skin, constipation. Those symptoms are mild. Uncorrected dehydration can lead to death. When the elderly and the very young become ill dehydration is a major concern and should be addressed immediately.
What causes dehydration? Most common cause are, not drinking enough water, illness, alcohol, caffeine, exercise and certain medications. The water your body loses must be replaced as quickly as possible. You can get needed water from certain foods and beverages however the best way to hydrate the body is with safe and clean water.
If you are concerned about how much water to drink start with one half your body weight in ounces. An example is: if you weigh 150 pounds you would drink 75 ounces of water or more each day to remain properly hydrated. Drink up for your health and enjoyment.
Tidbit: 1.5 million barrels of crude oil are used annually to produce the plastic used to bottle water.