Tool Box Talk /Newsletter: Hydration – the benefits of water

Benefits of Drinking Water

Like it or not Water is the essence of life and is needed by every cell in your body.

Approximately 60%-70% of your body is made up of water. It is the main ingredient of all body fluids; blood, including lymph, digestive juices, urine, tears and sweat.

Knowing that, it makes sense to understand that water is involved in almost every bodily function such as, circulation, digestion, absorption and the all important elimination of wastes.
Drinking water is probably the most important part to any natural weight loss, detox or natural nutrition or diet program.

How much Water should I drink a day?

This is one of the most popular questions around water consumption!

The amount you need varies from person to person, depending on their size, climate they are in, diet, and of course activity levels, but all that aside I would say that the recommended amount is and average for most people.

The recommended amount is 4 pints per day, that’s 8 average size glasses.

Dehydration causes stress on the body and that stress will cause even more dehydration so it is better to keep everything bouyant and drink 4 pints of good, naturally cleaned water each day.

NOTE: It is best to sip water through the day and never drink more than 2 pints in one hour. Do not excede 6 pints in any day.

Of course if you are a marathon runner or professional athlete then you will need to trust your judgement and drink more than that but on average, 4 pints (or 2 litres) of water per day is recommended for the average person.

 Do tea, coffee and flavoured water count?

Some say yes and some say no! In my world it is a NO!

Although they are fluids, they are not hydrating drinks, in fact most of these are dehydrating and are causing stress due to the caffeine and stimulants involved.

Flavoured water drinks are also unfortunately sweetened with artificial flavours, sugars and saccarins that are again stressful and not at all hydrating!

Best to stick to the real stuff… it is worth it!

Is fizzy water ok?

Carbonated, fizzy water contains carbon dioxide, and as we know that is what the body needs to get rid of so why would you want to put it back in again?

In that case, I certainly would not recommend carbonated water to be the main water that you are drinking, but occasionally it would not hurt you to drink it – but too much may make you pop

Benefits of Drinking Water

Benefits of drinking water include increased energy, more life vitality, Natural Weight Loss, Natural Detox, glowing and clearer skin, better digestion, better concentration, good regular bowel movements and many more!

If you are suffering from Constipation, Insomia, Spots, Acne and or Dry Itchy Skin you will find benefits from drinking more water, give it a go!

Important Tip

If you are not drinking any water at all at the moment then take it slow and gradual by adding in a little more each day until you reach the recommended 2 litre daily amount.

If you start to drink 2 litres immediately, from not drinking any, it may make you feel sick and unwell as your body will go immediately into a detox and cleanse by releasing lots of toxins that will make you feel unwell.

Take small steps and build up to 2 litres gradually, that way the body will not become shocked and you will reep the benefits.