75 percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated. In 35 percent of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger. Most of the time when we are eating, we should be drinking water—even more so as we get older.
Even mild dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 3 percent. One glass of water shuts down hunger pains.
Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue. Research indicates that 8 to 10 glasses of water a day can significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80 percent of sufferers.
8 to 10 glasses of water a day will reduce the risk of colon cancer, breast cancer and bladder cancer.