1. Why Water is really, really important.
You may be healthy. This doesn’t mean you appreciate the importance of water intake. As a result there’s a good chance you may end up suffering from ongoing, l dehydration.
2. Want Energy?
If you are even a little ‘dry’ you slow enzyme activity. So you’ll probably experience lower energy or persistent fatigue. A small reduction in your ‘top-up levels can slow metabolism and inhibit your ability to exercise .
3. Want Good Digestion?
Internally, we produce an average of 7 litres of digestive juices every day. Lower liquid uptake = lower secretions and inhibited digestive process.
4. Want Regularity? Who doesn’t!
As undigested food passes through the colon, our colon absorbs excess liquid from the food. This is transferred into our bloodstream and a stool of ‘good’ consistency forms. If you’re low on water, you’ll extracts too much water from the stool, leading to hard, and dry ones. Slow elimination contributes to allround toxicity and of course, inflammation.
5. Want good blood pressure?
When chronically dehydrated, your blood becomes more like strawberry jam. With reduced overall blood volume, blood vessels contract. With increased vein-wall tension and increased blood viscosity, you must work harder getting blood to passd through the veins = higher blood pressure.
6. Had a gutful of bad guts?
Under normal circumstances, the stomach secretes a layer of mucus (which is composed of 98 percent water) to prevent its mucus membranes from being destroyed by the highly acidic digestive fluid it produces. Chronic dehydration, though, impedes mucus production and may irritate and produce ulcers in the stomach lining.
7. Breathe Easy.
Your lungs are coated with a moist mucus membrane as a protective measure. If you are ‘dry’ these dry out too. dust, pollen and particulate are able to actually reach your lung surfaces.
8. Get really hydrated.
Dehydration slows enzyme reactions. Enzyme slowdown = interruptions of all cellular actions and reactions = inflammation and acidification. As your internal cellular environment acidifies, things get worse. Excretory organs that eliminating acids (e.g., the skin and kidneys) don’t have enough liquid to do their jobs properly. We need to be juicy.
9. Want slim?
Many people think being thirsty is the same as hunger, so they eat! False sensations of hunger can cause overeating. Poor hydration may also start the storage of inflammatory toxins, promoting weight gain.
10. Want good skin?
Dehydrated skin is inelastic skin. It’s dry and flaky. It can lead to skin irritation and rashes, even eczema. We sweat about 24 ounces a day. We have to, to dilute and t remove the toxins eliminated through our skin. With chronic dehydration, our sweat is more concentrated. Toxins are not efficiently removed. Results? Moe inflammation, more irritation.
11. Want Cholesterol? Of course not!
Cholesterol is essential for cell membrane construction. Chronic dehydration means reduced inner cell water. Your body will try to prevent this by manufacturing more cholesterol in an effort to reduce porosity of the cell walls. This unecessary overproduction introduces too much cholesterol into the bloodstream.
12. Want good ‘Water works?
Ouur kidneys really work hard to flush water-soluble toxins from our system. Not enough water means you’re trying to flush toxins with a dribble rather than a real hearty flush. It’s inefficient but the toxins also irritate the urinary mucus membranes, creating an infection-friendly environment.
13. Want creaky Joints? No?
‘Dry’ cartilage and ligaments are brittle and prone to damage. (Just look at an old man whose body water percentage has dropped to as low as 10%). Your joints may also be painfully inflamed when irritating toxins produced by the body and concentrated in our blood and cellular fluids, go to work on our joints and ligaments… setting the stage for arthritis.
14. Gettin’ Old?
As we age we experience a slow but inevitable loss of cell volume and imbalance of the extracellular and intracellular fluids.
It happens faster when we don’t ingest enough liquids, or when our cell membranes lose the capability of maintaining a proper fluid balance.