The Value of Drinking Water
Water is a vital part of both our environment and our body systems. It covers nearly three quarters of the earth’s surface and makes up between 60 and 70% of the human body matter. It is an essential component of nearly everything we eat and drink.
Water intake is crucial to our survival. For example, drinking ample amounts of water has been tied to general good health. Also, water can be a specific antidote to some of the more troubling and inconvenient health problems, such as obesity and many types of cancer. Water has the potential to be one of the most useful and cost-effective medicinal substances available.
Unfortunately, dangerous chemicals, organic materials, and bacteria contaminate much of the water we drink. When combined with these elements, water, crucial to our survival as it is, can present a significant health risk. Despite several governmental efforts to clean, purify, and provide safer sources of water, dangerous contaminants continue to be present in our drinking water. These contaminants, many of which are undetectable by sight or taste, can lead to diseases ranging from asthma to the debilitating Parkinson’s disease.
Being informed about water contaminants and their adverse health effects allows one to actively protect himself and his family members. Water can be an incredibly valuable resource when one knows how to use it. What follows is a guide to some of the more significant and dangerous water contaminants, including their presence and threat in common drinking water and their potential for adverse health effects. Read on to learn what may be in your drinking water, and how you can protect yourself and your family from dangerous contaminants.
Drinks like soda and ice teas have a lot of caffeine but they are also very fattening. There are several ways that water can be beneficial to you.
Water helps you lose weight, you can't just drink water and expect to lose a ton of weight but drinking 8 glasses of water a day, will flush out your system and keep the bad stuff out of the blood stream. The fact that your body is 75% water should help. Water also keeps your kidneys hydrated and that will lessen the chance for kidney stones. Water also keeps your skin hydrated so you won't have dry itchy skin.
Water can after a while be boring to drink and when that happens most people stop drinking it, to keep your water fun try adding a fresh lemon to it or try those fat free, sugar free mixes like Crystal Light. Even though water is pretty much tasteless it can be boring and then you get bored. Continue to drink water on a daily basis and you will see a difference in your skin and on your scale.