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HOW ARE YOUR LIFESTYLE CHOICES AFFECTING YOU – WATER INTAKE

The main building block and foundation to optimal health is of coarse our daily water intake. Water plays an important role in the body. Up to 60% of the human adult body is made up of water. The brain and heart are composed of 73% water, the lungs are around 83%, the skin contains 64% and the muscles and kidneys are made up of 79% water.

When we are dehydrated it affects the body to be able to function normally, that includes physically, mentally and emotionally. Our body needs water to survive. The body often mistakes being thirsty for hunger pangs, so if you are dehydrated, it can lead to overeating. Not only this but when we get to the point where we realise we are actually thirsty, generally that means that we are quite dehydrated.

Did you know that the best type of water to consume is high alkaline water? In my last segment I touched briefly on an acidic body and an alkaline body. For humans to sit in an alkaline state the bodies PH level should be sitting between roughly 7.35 and 7.45. Most conventional drinking waters are actually quite acidic. Head over to http://www.ph8.com.au to read the information on acidic water vs. high alkaline water.

Most water filters including your puratap are designed to filter chemicals, dirt, debris, pollution etc from the water, however in the process it actually takes away the good nutrients that our body absorbs from the water, the water also becomes acidic.

The benefits of drinking high alkaline water helps increase:

  • Endurance during exercise
  • Is a natural energy and vitality enhancer
  • Increases brain function
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Flushes toxins from the body
  • Helps with the skins complexion
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Is a natural head ache cure remedy
  • Aids in digestion

Nine times out of ten a headache is caused from dehydration. Staying hydrated will allow you to work at peak performance at all times. Water is also best absorbed into the blood stream at room temperature.

Every day you lose water through your breath, perspiration, urine and bowel movements. For your body to function properly, you must replenish its water supply by consuming beverages and foods that contain water.

So how much fluid does the average, healthy adult living in a temperate climate need? The Institute of Medicine determined that an adequate intake (AI) for men is roughly 3 litres (about 13 cups) of total beverages a day. The AI for women is 2.2 litres (about 9 cups) of total beverages a day.

PH8 high alkaline water contains essential trace minerals such as selenium, silica, calcium, bicarbonate and is the only known water in the world to contain selenium. PH8 High Alkaline Spring water is actually regarded as one of the world’s finest drinking waters.

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