What’s the simplest way to boost your health? The answer is pure, fresh water. Every day, you should drink at least six to eight 8-ounce glasses of this liquid of life, since your body uses about 2 to 4 liters of it every day.
“We have an increased need for water because our diets contain mostly processed, low-water-content food, and our bodies need the extra [water] to help flush out all the toxins we’re taking in,” states Patricia Fitzgerald in The Detox Solution. Here are more of the healing effects of water:
- Water is an amazing “colon juice” that guarantees healthy and regular bowel elimination. Not only is this liquid necessary for almost every bodily function including digestion and waste elimination, but we would die in a matter of days without it.
- Water is one of the least expensive and most effective anti-aging tools available. A key reason our skin wrinkles is because it is too dry, and dry skin droops more than skin that is plumped with moisture.
- A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that people who drink more water tend to eat fewer high-calorie foods, consume less sugar and take in more fiber — characteristics of a healthier diet and a healthier you.