It’s been a minute since we talked about tactics to advance the health is wealth motto. So, we’re bringing to you a simple technique to move forward: water.
Water’s importance in our diet hasn’t changed. It’s a great way to help ward off sicknesses and keep your body’s organs functioning. However, water has been replaced in our society by cokes, high fructose corn syrup juices, coffee drinks, alcohol, and vitamin waters. As a result, health issues are rising in this country year by year. How is it that one of the most advanced countries in the world has high occurrences of illnesses and a trillion dollar pharmaceutical industry? Coincidence much? We think not.
The media makes it seem as if drinking the required amounts of water for the body is laborious, but everyone seems to ignore the consequences if our body doesn’t get that required water. Cell Health Makeover reports on the results dehydration:
The truth is that dehydration can cause diseases like asthma , hypertension , ulcers , allergies and arthritis . Everyone knows that water is good for the body but not how essential water is to well-being. They don’t understand what happens to the body if it doesn’t receive its daily water requirements.
Every function of the body is monitored and pegged to the flow of water. Water management is the only way of making sure that needed amounts of water and its nutrients first reach the more vital organs that have to confront and deal with stress.
Currently, the practitioners of medicine are unaware of the many chemical roles of water in the body. Because dehydration eventually causes loss of functions, the sophisticated signals given by water-regulating systems have been translated as indicators of unknown disease conditions. This is the most basic mistake of clinical medicine. It has prevented medical practitioners from being able to use preventative measures or offer simple physiological cures for major diseases.
Water is vital for our bodies. It’s the major make-up of our bodies. A few ounces a day aren’t going to cut it. Furthermore, your body organs are most likely not functioning at full capacity if you’re not getting your proper intake.
How much water to consume? The overall message is to consume 64 ounces, but there’s no way such a number can be applicable for all people of all sizes. You should consume half of your body weight in ounces. So, for some that will indicate a larger intake, while for others may equal to or less.
There’s an art to drinking water. It’s pointless to try to triple your intake in one day. It will shock your body, and probably lead to you dumping the new habit instantly. So, move forward gradually with a few extra glasses daily until you reach your goal. Drink several glasses when you first wake up and abstain from drinking a lot of water a couple of hours before your bedtime.
Need some aid on how to drink your water? Cell Health Makeover has got you covered:
As soon as you wake up, drink one to four eight-ounce glasses of room-temperature or slightly heated water through a straw. If you drink water from a glass or a bottle, you consume mostly air and feel bloated from all the air in your stomach. When you drink through a straw, you consume 95 percent water. You can drink four times as much before you feel full.
Add two teaspoons of freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice to your water three times a day: upon rising, mid-afternoon, and in your final water intake in the evening. The juice will help alkalize your body and neutralize acids created from digesting certain foods or normal cellular metabolism.
One-half hour before each of your three meals drink one to two, eight-ounce glasses of water through a straw. If you do not have enough water in your stomach, digestion is impaired. Also, if the blood becomes too thick after eating because of lack of water, the blood will try to draw water from the cells. Water intake should precede food intake by half an hour. (Unfortunately, coffee, soft drinks, beer and regular tea do not count as daily water needs. Fruit and veggie juices do!)
Challenge: We’re a big fan of water here at Minority Fortune. We challenge you to increase your water intake to half your body weight, sustain it for one month, and dare to tell us you feel nothing!
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