Drinking water quenches more than just thirst
It is summer time again; time when the temperature is up and we are all being reminded to drink more water. The hotter it is, the more water we need to drink, especially if we are outside for any length of time. Our body consists of a high percentage of water – babies are approximately 78% water, adult men are approximately 60% water and adult women are approximately 55% water. The quantity of water in the human body decreases as we get older; however, our need for water doesn’t decrease.
According to the Mayo Clinic we should all be drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day. Our body uses the water we drink throughout all its systems. Our skin is the largest organ of our body; it is made up of cells containing water. Our skin shows dehydration by becoming flaky and tight; it loses its elasticity and can develop more acne. Acne is actually made worse because of toxins that can’t get out of the body. By simply drinking more water so the body can flush itself naturally will help to reduce acne occurrences. Water replenishes skin tissue, moisturizes, increases elasticity, flushes out toxins, improves blood circulation, and helps to present a more youthful and radiant complexion. A good skin care regimen includes good cleansers and moisturizers but also includes drinking plenty of water every day. As our culture leans more and more toward maintaining a younger appearance, we are all becoming more aware of the huge role that water plays in that modern miracle.
Skin isn’t the only organ that benefits from drinking plenty of water, our kidneys and lungs appreciate having plenty of water too. Those two organs are the first ones affected by dehydration. While it is not only possible but really common to not drink enough water, it is also possible to drink too much water. The key is to drink enough water for our body.
We get water from our food as well. It is found in fruits and vegetables and grains. While we get water from our food it isn’t enough to sustain us. New technology has provided us with different kinds of water so we can now choose the taste that suits us so we can actually enjoy drinking water. By filtering water or running it through a treatment system we have been able to remove the contaminants and minerals that cause the bad smells and tastes in water. Even municipal water treatment plants have improved the water they provide to citizens, however, some treatments are too expensive for municipal systems to take on. That is where the home water treatment systems are advancing. These systems have the ability to simply treat the water right in our homes providing great tasting drinking water right out of the kitchen faucet or your own personal water cooler. We don’t have to lug gallon jugs of drinking water home, now we can treat it at home and use it to drink and to cook with. There is simply no reason to be putting up with undesirable drinking water. Remember it’s the hottest time of year; nobody wants to be thirsty not even your skin.
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