Our bodies are supposed to be composed of 70 percent water and, coincidentally, the earth’s surface is 70 percent water. Water is the most important element in life. In fact, the presence of water is one of the most important criteria for NASA’s search for extraterrestrial life on other planets.
Our bodies need water to function properly. Mineral-rich water conducts electricity and the brain communicates to the rest of the body by sending electric signals through the nerves.
How our Body Uses Water
The body also needs water to detoxify. There are three main ways the body detoxifies (all of which require water). About 70 percent of the body’s detoxification is done through our breath.
If you ever wake up in the morning with a dry mouth, bad breath and a white, chalky tongue, you might be dehydrated and toxic. Another 20 percent of toxic elimination happens through urine. Sweat accounts for roughly 8-10 percent of detoxification as well. So remember, “Drink, breathe, sweat and pee – this will make you toxin free!”
How Much Water Should I Be Drinking?
So what is a good daily water intake quota? Many experts recommend drinking a minimum of half your bodyweight in ounces. Personally, I suggest one liter per 50 pounds of bodyweight, daily. Keep a bottle of good, quality, pure, mineral-rich, alkaline water with you at all times. Don’t let yourself get thirsty or let your mouth get dry.
Another really great way to hydrate is by eating raw, organic fruits and veggies, particularly melons and citrus fruits. Fruits and veggies also supply the body with mineral nutrients. Almost all fruits and veggies alkalize the body as well. Alkalinity is essential to health. The body’s ideal pH is 7.365, which is also the pH of clean ocean water. If you’ve ever owned an aquarium or swimming pool, you certainly understand the importance of proper pH balance.
Other Ways to Improve Your Health
Eating fruits and veggies is also a great way to go green. Since fruits and veggies come in their own “wrappers” and are totally biodegradable, there is no plastic waste from bottles that will end up polluting our oceans and waterways. Ditch the coffee and sodas. They acidify and dehydrate the body. It takes roughly 16 parts pH-neutral water to neutralize one part coffee. Cancer and other diseases thrive in acidic environments.
Another bonus of staying hydrated is weight loss. Oftentimes, our bodies confuse hunger with thirst. Hydrate and suppress your appetite. Drink your way to weight loss and vitality!