ON a hot day there is very little that feels as good as an ice cold glass of water. But water is more than just refreshing; it is essential to the survival of every living being on the planet.
The problem is that most of the water on the planet is not safe to drink. It is either part of the sea or has traveled across the soil and through rocks, picking up bacteria and debris along the way. This is why treatment plants are needed to ensure these harmful contaminants are removed before the water is dispatched to your home.
Unfortunately this is not enough. The water can become contaminated between the treatment plant and your home. There are also issues regarding the chemicals that are added to the water. That?s why you need to speak to a specialist to ensure you have clean & clear water.
Why Water Is So Important
Water is essential to life. In fact the average adult is 60% water. All the cells in your body contain water; it is this that facilitates the movement of nutrients and chemical signals between cells. Without this your body cannot function at peak capability.
This is why you feel sluggish when you are not properly hydrated.
But this is not the only thing that water does for you; although it is a very important thing!
- Reduce Cancer Risk
There has been an array of research that suggests staying hydrated will reduce the risk of colon cancer by as much as 45%. It can also reduce the risk of bladder cancer by 50% and even lower the risk of breast cancer.
- Weight Loss
Drinking water will help your body to function at peak power; allowing you to make the most of any workout. But, cold water also decreases your core body temperature. This means that your body needs to react in order to stabilize your body temperature. In the process it boosts your metabolism and burns more calories; helping with weight control or loss.
- Improve Mood
Not drinking enough can lead to you feeling confused and potentially grumpy. Something as simple as drinking a glass of water can remedy this issue and leaving you feeling happier and more positive.
Dehydration is a common cause of headaches. Drinking water will reduce the risk of you developing this type of headache. It can also help to keep the cartilage in your joints soft; helping you to maintain movement and reduce joint pain.
- Remove Toxins
Water flushes toxins out of your cells and into the kidneys which then remove them from your body. The same process occurs when you sweat. Of course to do this effectively you need to be consuming at least as much water as you?re flushing out.
Your skin is full of cells. By drinking water you?re keeping these cells healthy and full. This increases collagen production which gives your cells their elasticity and helps you to look youthful and glowing.