Proper hydration is crucial to good health, but you won’t get that hydration from drinking sodas, sugary waters and imitation juice drinks.
The best drink for health is something man has consumed from the beginning of time: water.
Water detoxifies the body by flushing toxins out of the organs. It carries nutrients to cells and helps to provide the proper moist environment for the ear, nose and throat.
Water lubricates joints. Cartilage is 65 percent to 80 percent water. The University of Maryland Medical Center recommends drinking six to eight glasses a day to help stave off osteoarthritis.
Water acts as an appetite suppressant. Drinking two 8-ounces glasses of water before a meal results in a decrease, on average, in the consumption of about 300 calories per day.
It helps with mood control. A study by Tufts University researchers found that athletes who engaged in high-intensity aerobic exercise for an hour without properly hydrating beforehand were more like to feel angry or depressed afterward.
Water may help prevent and heal headaches. The jury is still out on this one, but a pilot study by Wiley Online Library indicates that the consumption of 1.5 liters of water each day reduced the total hours of headaches by 21 over a two-week period in test subjects.
Water can prevent constipation. The colon requires fluid in order absorb electrolytes from waste mater and effectively pass the waste matter from your body.
Water can prevent aging. No, it’s not a magical fountain of youth. But aging is increased by acidity, and acidity leads to death. Water consumption helps you to maintain a proper pH level, which aids all bodily functions.
Drinking water with meals makes your food taste better. Other drinks, particularly sugary drinks, mask the real taste of the food you eat.
Robert Butts of the Water Cure said: “[Water] is a simple fix for 90 percent of all mental and health problems. Forget what disease label they put on your problem, just eliminate the simple cause. Quit caffeine, alcohol and soda. Drink water and add sea salt to food.”
You should avoid water with chlorine and fluoride by installing a water filter in your home if at all possible.
A protocol of water for hydration and replacing table salt with sea salt can cure many ills. How much to drink? Most medical sources recommend eight 8-ounces per day. A good rule of thumb is to monitor your urine. It should be colored like light straw. And each day drink one glass of water with a little sea salt mixed in to cure stomach acid problems.