8 cups a day can keep the FAT away!
Being healthy means living healthy and I'm sure most of you know that living healthy isn’t easy.
The first and what I feel is a change everyone really needs make is drinking water. It is really important that you drink 64 ounces (oz) of water daily. That’s 8, 8 oz glasses of water or 4 normal size bottles of Poland Spring water. Drinking water is a very integral part of your daily diet, because it helps to rejuvenate your body water supply. But most importantly drinking water daily can prevent you from a lot of serious health complications.
According to an article I read on viewzone.com people who drink too little water often suffer from constipation, dry and itchy skin, acne, nose bleeds, repeated urinary tract infections, dry and unproductive coughs, constant sneezing, sinus pressure and headaches.
The reason a lack of water can cause this wide array of symptoms is because water is required by every cell in the body as nourishment and to remove wastes. When water becomes scarce, the body tries to limit the amount of water it loses through breathing, mucous production, urination, perspiration and bowel movements.
Several cups of water are lost daily through breathing because the lungs require humid air to do their work. (On an average day in the 3-4 cups of water are lost through breathing. On a cold, dry winter day as much as 2-3 more cups of water may be lost through breathing.
The easy solution to all these is to drink more water. Coffee, tea, and soda all contain caffeine which is a known diuretic and will actually accentuate the symptoms of fluid loss. Fruit juices are more concentrated in sugar, than your body’s fluids and so the body will attempt to dilute them in the gut thereby causing a loss of water in the other areas of the body.
In addition to restoring the water in your body, drinking water is useful in flushing out the body of various toxins. Urination is required for the removal of these toxins. When fluid volume is diminished, the ability of the body to remove toxins through urination is also diminished. So this means, those of you who use the bathroom 2-3 times a day have a water deficiency and the toxin levels in your body are increased. The increase in body toxin levels can cause headaches and fatigue. The attempt by the body to remove excess levels of unwanted chemicals through the skin can cause acne and will aggravate eczema.
According to an article on CBN.com For those wanting to improve their weight you should know some facts about water.Water suppresses the appetite naturally. It helps rid the body of waste. Drinking enough water is the best treatment for fluid retention. The more water you drink the less water you retain. So if you want to lose weight drink plenty of water.
Beyond the recommended eight glasses of water per day, the over-weight person needs one additional glass for every 15 to 25 pounds that they wish to lose. For example, to lose 50 pounds you would need to drink 10 to 11 glasses of water per day.
The body will not function properly without enough water. It can’t metabolize stored fat efficiently. Retained water shows up as excess weight. To get rid of excess water, you must drink more water. Drinking water is essential to weight loss.
Personally, I drink over 64 oz daily and I use the bathroom 5-10 times per day. Yea, this can be pretty annoying because taking long trips are difficult for me and now that I have a 9-5 job, I realize how much time is spent going to and from the bathroom all day, but this is my body and drinking water is crucial to my health. Water definately helped me lose my 50 pounds.
You’ve seen the pictures and can tell that I have great skin—I don’t wear foundation of any kind on my face.
So how much water do you drink?
If you’re not drinking enough water—You need to start now!