23 Facts About Water That You Should Know

2009 July 29

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The earth is covered in it… Our bodies are mostly made of it… Yet most of us do not know how important it really is.

We touched on the importance a bit in a previous post I did entitled What Are You Drinking?

So check it out… Here’s 23 facts about water I want you to know.

  1. Roughly 70 percent of an adult’s body is made up of water.
  2. Without food, a person can live for weeks, but without water, you can only expect to live only a few days.
  3. While the daily recommended amount of water is eight cups per day, not all of this water must be consumed in the liquid form. Nearly every food or drink item provides some water to the body.
  4. Soft drinks, coffee, and tea, while made up almost entirely of water, also contain caffeine. Caffeine can act as a mild diuretic, preventing water from traveling to necessary locations in the body.
  5. Somewhere between 70 and 75 percent of the earth’s surface is covered with water.
  6. The earth is a closed system, similar to a terrarium, meaning that it rarely loses or gains extra matter. The same water that existed on the earth millions of years ago is still present today.
  7. Water helps to maintain a healthy body weight by increasing metabolism and regulating appetite.
  8. Water leads to increased energy levels. The most common cause of daytime fatigue is actually mild dehydration.
  9. Drinking adequate amounts of water can decrease the risk of certain types of cancers, including colon cancer, bladder cancer, and breast cancer.
  10. For a majority of sufferers, drinking water can significantly reduce joint and/or back pain.
  11. Water leads to overall greater health by flushing out wastes and bacteria that can cause disease.
  12. Water can prevent and alleviate headaches.
  13. Water naturally moisturizes skin and ensures proper cellular formation underneath layers of skin to give it a healthy, glowing appearance.
  14. Water aids in the digestion process and prevents constipation.
  15. Water is the primary mode of transportation for all nutrients in the body and is essential for proper circulation.
  16. Bottled water does not offer a viable alternative to tap water.
  17. There are more than 2100 known drinking water contaminants that may be present in tap water, including several known poisons.
  18. In order to capitalize on the health benefits of water, it is essential to draw from a clean source of water.
  19. The only way to ensure pure, contaminant-free drinking water is through the use of a point-of-use filtration system.
  20. Several types of cancer can be attributed to the presence of toxic materials in drinking water.
  21. Clean, healthy drinking water is essential to a child’s proper mental and physical development.
  22. According to the EPA, lead in drinking water contributes to 480,000 cases of learning disorders in children each year in the United States alone.
  23. It is especially important for pregnant women to drink pure water as lead in drinking water can cause severe birth defects.

Here’s what to do NOW… If you have any other great facts… add them in a comment below… or just tell me which one’s really stuck out.

To your health and well-being,

Shawn King

Wellness Coach

P.S. If you have not gone through Masaru Emoto’s work… I highly recommend it.

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