Are you massively dehydrated?
In many parts of the world, water is a rare and precious commodity. 780 Million people lack access to clean water. And yet in the Western world, we take it for granted, waste it on our lawns and forget to hydrate ourselves.
Every cell in our body depends on water to function properly. Every day, we lose about 8 cups of water, which must be replenished.
A 2% drop in body water can trigger lack of concentration, short-term memory problems and trouble focusing. A 5% drop in body fluids will cause a 25-30% loss in energy; a 15% drop causes death.
80% of North Americans are suffering from dehydration, which causes:
• energy loss
• mental and physical exhaustion
• headaches and stiff joints
• anxiety and stress
• kidney stones
• cancer and diabetes
Even mild dehydration will slow down your metabolism by 3%!
A recent report says drinking 5 glasses of water daily cuts the risk of colon cancer by 45%, and the risk of breast cancer by 79% . Imagine what would happen if you drank 8 glasses of water a day!
Caffeine dehydrates you as a diuretic, so for every cup of coffee or tea you drink, have two glasses of water. Avoid drinking soda. The active ingredient is phosphoric acid, which leaches calcium from your bones, causing osteoporosis.
Carry around a glass water bottle, fill it regularly from the purified fountain at work, and drink it every hour. You’ll be amazed by how much more energy you have and how much better you feel.
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