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Water is not the life source without good reason.
Without it our body's fine tuned engine runs less efficiently, & parts of
it may even pack up working properly.
3-5 pints (about 2 litres) a day
If you have 4-5% less than the recommended daily amount of water, it can
affect your mental & physical performance by up to 20-30%
Water flushes out the toxins in our bodies, which if they accumulate can
cause dehydration which in turn causes tension, aches, pains, & headaches.
water helps keep our joints well oiled, helping prevent joint disease such
as arthritis in later life.
water helps our gut work more efficiently, helping prevent constipation,
irritable bowel syndrome, & many other related diseases.
water hydrates your skin. Drinking enough water can combat skin disorders
such as eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, wrinkles & spots.
Add a squeeze or slice of the following to make your water more tasty:-
lemon; to tone your kidneys }
lime to tone your liver }combine these 3 for a hangover cure
orange for vitamin C }
kiwi fruit for vitamin C
strawberries for the sheer indulgence
I stick a slice of lemon & lime in a bottle of water if I'm on the move.
Avoid citrus fruits if you have joint disorders like arthritis, rheumatism,
gout or osteo-arthritis
try water hot, maybe with freshly sliced ginger, for a refreshing drink
that improves your circulation. Add honey & lemon to make it even tastier
& boost your immunity.
the closer to body temperature water is, the easier your body takes it
where it needs to go. Very cold water can over-stimulate the kidneys.
try different bottled or filtered waters until you find one you like. You'll
be a connoisseur before you know it!
drink at least an extra pint if it is hot or you are doing physical work
if you do drink tea, coffee, alcohol or fizzy pop, match glass for glass
with extra water over the R.D.A.
spread your water intake out throughout the day & drink most of your
quota before 6p.m.
drink a glass of water as soon as you get up to rehydrate from overnight
& get your engine going.
drinking a mug of hot water with lemon before breakfast to help cleanse
your system. This counts towards your daily requirement.
every time you put the kettle on or someone offers you a drink, ask for
hot water or a herbal tea.
if you drink a glass of water half an hour before every meal it dampens
your appetite, & helps prevent you drinking with your meal which can decrease
absorption of nutrients.