For the human body, water is life. Each cell in our body needs water to stay alive and our organs and tissues will all die without water. We can only survive for 3 days without water, and that’s pushing it. As our body dehydrates our organs shut down.
Many believe that food is what keeps us alive, but a human can survive up to 3 weeks without it, but lack of water for that same amount of time is the killer. That being said, it might make you wonder why put any other beverage into our body, when water is the key to a healthy life. Even though tea is technically water, tea can be dehydrating, so do not include tea as part of your daily quote of water that you drink per day. Fruit juice is filled with sugar that counteracts the benefits of any water in the fruit. For water to be effective, you must consume pure, clean water.
This is what happens if you avoid all other beverages, and replace it with water for 30 days, keeping your diet and exercise the same.
Age More Slowly
Peer to peer, those who drink more water versus other beverages age more slowly than those who drink soda, fruit juices, and alcohol. Water hydrates the skin from within, creating plumper more glowing skin that wrinkles more slowly over time. Water also helps you to maintain muscle tone, which decreases with age.
When a 42 year old mother replaced all her beverages with water over a 30 day period she was shocked by how her body felt. Each day she drank 3 liters of water and by the end of the month her poor digestion and chronic headaches were resolved.
She said, excitedly, “I genuinely can’t believe the difference in my face. I look like a different woman. The dark shadows around my eyes have all but disappeared and the blotches have gone. My skin is almost as dewy as it was when I was a child. The transformation is nothing short of remarkable… I’m feeling leaner and fitter, too, which is amazing, since the only thing I’ve changed is the amount of water I drink.”
Boosts Creativity And Performance
By drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water per day, your cognitive mind will be greatly improved by up to 30%, making you quicker to understand things, more clever, and keenly aware. The water keeps all the cells in your body hydrated, ensuring that oxygen gets to the brain, which if vital in the brain’s operation.
Strengthens Immune System
Water keeps the kidneys and liver working efficiently in their elimination of toxic waste from the body. The pH levels in the body are neutralized, protecting the body against illnesses, including kidney stones, headaches, and body aches.
Water is our lifeline, our medicine, and a catalyst for the working of all organs within the body.
“Pure water is the world’s first and foremost medicine.” – Slovakian Proverb
Your mother always told you to drink your milk for strong bones, but water is really key in keeping joints moving by rebuilding cartilage, which works as a shock absorber. The more water you drink, the more flexible your joints stay.
Water lowers blood pressure and prevents blood from clotting, lowering the chance of a heart attack. Studies prove that drinking a glass of water before bed prevents stroke or heart attack, and those who drink more than 5 glass of water per day decrease their chance of a heart attack by 41% over those who only drink 2 glasses per day.
Water trims belly fat by removing toxins and waste from the body that can accumulate in vital organs. It also suppresses appetite, causing you to eat less while flushing your system, to increase metabolism. It’s a win-win if you add some exercise to the mix.
Drinking 2 glass of water upon waking will increase your metabolism by 24%. Following that up with consistent water intake throughout the day, of another 5 to 7 glasses, and culminating with a glass of water before bed, will have your metabolism roaring.
Without water we simply cannot live. This is true of most every creature on the planet, including plants. The benefits of replacing your beverages with water, and consuming at least 8 to 10 glasses per day, can restore the body to optimum health. From improving skin appearance, maintaining muscle tone, preventing heart attacks and strokes, and whittling away your waist, it is the best medicine for your body.
For those stranded in a remote location, water can sustain the body a lot longer than food. The first thing anyone should do is find a water source as a priority over shelter and food. Without water you will die within 3 days.