The Importance of Water For Your Health!
We always say that turmeric is the base of all our teas, but now we realise that the foundational ingredient is of course… water!
Joking aside, water is so important, so if you’re not already this is your message to get back on track and drink water for its many benefits. Considering that adult human bodies are 60 percent water, and our blood is 90 percent water, it really makes sense to replenish our bodies and brains with the lovely stuff.
Water is essential for good bodily functions, and it also helps to maximize physical performance. Since your brain is mostly water, keeping it hydrated also helps you think, focus, concentrate better and be more alert.
As an added bonus, maintaining good water habits keep your energy levels boosted too!
But wait, let’s make a list, so here are…
“If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.”
~ Masaru Emoto
22 Brilliant Benefits of
Drinking Sufficient Water
1. Positively affects energy levels.
2. Improves brain function.
3. Helps to prevent headaches.
4. Cushions the joints.
5. Keeps the breath fresher.
6. Normalizes the blood pressure.
7. Promotes healthy skin.
8. Prevents skin from wrinkling (more than is natural).
9. Flushes bacteria from the bladder.
10. Forms saliva and mucus.
11. Protects organs and tissues.
12. Carries nutrients throughout the body.
13. Ensures that the cells are oxygenated.
14. Essential for healthy kidneys.
15. Reduces the risk of UTI’s (urinary tract infections).
16. Aids in good digestion.
17. Raises your metabolism.
18. Prevents constipation.
19. Promotes Weight Loss.
20. Regulates body temperature
21. Has zero calories!
22. Helps prevent hangovers. See our blog post for more about this!
How Much Water Should I Be Drinking Daily?
There is no universally agreed quantity of water that must be consumed daily, but it is generally known that 6-8 glasses a day is optimum. And we are not talking soda, please note! The first warning the body gives you is that… you get thirsty! So don’t grab a soda when you feel thirst, grab a bottle of clear, fresh, life-giving water. When you are dehydrated, you feel lethargic, and your mental acuity is dulled. People who get badly dehydrated can get very ill.
Your body regulates the amount of water in your system, holding on to water when you don't have enough, and releasing it when there is a surplus. One way to check is to… keep your eye on your urine. Light yellow = well done! Dark yellow = warning, time to glug!
And remember, there are many foods that contain water too, like juicy apples, plums and peaches. And vegetables like tomatoes and cucumbers. Make sure to get lots of these into your diet, especially in the hotter weather.
Also be aware not to overhydrate, as this brings its own set of issues. These can include nausea, vomiting, and confusion or disorientation. In fact, let’s look at this breakdown of who should be drinking how much, courtesy of www.healthline.com.
Adequate Daily Water Intake By Age
• Children ages 1 to 3: 1.3 L (44 oz.)
• Children ages 4 to 8: 1.7 L (57 oz.)
• Males ages 9 to 13: 2.4 L (81 oz.)
• Males ages 14 to 18: 3.3 L (112 oz.)
• Males ages 19 and older: 3.7 L (125 oz.)
• Females ages 9 to 13: 2.1 L (71 oz.)
• Females ages 14 to 18: 2.3 L (78 oz.)
• Females ages 19 and older: 2.7 L (91 oz.)
Find the full article here.
The Energetic Impact of Water
Dr. Masaru Emoto was a Japanese scientist who studied scientific evidence the healing power of water. His 2004 book The Hidden Messages in Water was a New York Times best seller. He brought us new ideas, of how the molecular structure in water changes and transforms according to words, thoughts, sounds and intentions we place on it.
He did some amazing experiments on water, based on the idea that water crystals respond to energetic input, and reform in accordance to positive or negative messaging. Dr. Emoto attached different messages, positive and negative, to different water samples, like "Love and Gratitude," "Thank you," and then other ones like "You make me sick."
Graphic thanks to www.fountainmagazine.com.
He then froze the water samples to see the difference in the formation of the water crystals, examining the ice crystals' properties with microscopic photography. The results were astounding: water samples with positive messages created symmetrical, pristinely shaped crystals and the ones with negative messages created crystals that looked distorted and unshapely… nothing like the positive ones!
The Perfect Water for The Perfect Cuppa Tea
Get part of your water quota by indulging in regular tea-time. But treat your water well, for the task.
Rule #1: DO NOT use the old water in the kettle - always use freshly poured-in water. And if you can use filtered water, so much the better. The reason for this is that the dried herbs of your tea develop so much better flavour, when they interact with lots of lovely oxygen!
A kettle full of oxygenated water is the perfect start to the perfect cuppa.
Rule #2: Give the water a couple of minutes to cool down a bit before adding your tea. Scalding hot water adds a little burn to the delicate tea herbs – try it, and you’ll taste the subtle but magical difference.
Rule #3: As soon as the tea is your desired strength, remove the tea from the water. Especially if you are using a tea-pot. Just pop a lovely cosy over it and you will keep your tea warm and flavourful without spoiling it by over-steeping.
OK water-babies, hope this post enables your health in some way! Keep that water bottle handy and keep yourself alert and wonderfully alive.
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