Fill Up Your Inner Ocean with Fresh Alkaline Water!
You may not be a fish, but you are as dependent on this liquid as sea creatures, because you’re a water human. By that we mean the human body is made of between 60 and 70% water. To put it into perspective, if a person weighs 100kg, they have around 60 or 70 litres of fluid in their body at all times. Of all the organs, our brain has the highest concentration, as 80% of our grey matter is made up of water.
Lymphatic fluid mainly consists of it, and our blood would not be liquid without it. In fact, none of our organs could exist without a regular supply, as we find it in each cell. The average person circulates about 10,000 litres through the body over the course of just one single day.
We need water to dissolve nutrients and help our system to transport them, this process gives energy to the cell nucleus, helping it to break down and excrete waste products. It also enables our body to maintain a healthy temperature - without it, we could not live. This is one of the reasons that scientists always check for the presence of water when studying distant planets, because if even trace amounts were discovered, it could indicate that life has found a way elsewhere. As far as we know, in our universe, there is no life without the presence of water.
Unfortunately, most people are not aware of the importance of water. They drink too little on a regular basis and this can cause their body to become dehydrated. To understand more about the problem, consider what happens internally when the transportation of nutrients doesn’t work as well. The blood becomes thicker, the lymphatic fluid can no longer transport antibodies and waste products take longer to break down, in short, our system begins to fail. If this were an exception which only occurred in extreme circumstances, it wouldn’t be a major problem. However, when it becomes a more permanent state, many unpleasant side effects can arise. Dehydrated people feel the consequences of their condition, like headaches, but they may not be aware that these are often caused by water deficiency.
Your Brain - The Miracle Machine
Water is especially vital when it comes to our brain. This highly specialised organ is miracle machine, with around 86 billion nerve cells and 100 trillion synapses. It is a precise control centre, which needs to generate hydroelectric energy so it can maintain communication with the body. A natural barrier between the blood and the brain is formed by membranes. These thin layers of tissue must be adequately supplied with liquid at all times in order to transport important substances harvested from the blood to the brain.
The nerves which connect our brain with the different parts of the body also need water for energy production. However, if our energy reserves are low, they can become less responsive to stimuli. When everyday functions are weakened in this way, the body is likely to need water.
What Happens When the Body Is Dehydrated?
In an average body that is suffering from dehydration, 66% of water is withdrawn from the interior of the cells, 26% is withdrawn from the fluid around the cell and 8% from the blood circulation. In dehydrated areas, the blood vessels contract, but the large blood vessels maintain their position and are never affected. Even the blood itself hardly changes, which is why dehydration is not automatically noticed in a blood count. Nevertheless, we can soon feel the results, as dehydrated cells experience a lack of energy and this, in turn, means the body gets tired easily, even during routine tasks.
Therefore the importance of drinking enough to sustain your body every day cannot be overstated. As a general rule of thumb, between 30-40 ml of water per kg of body weight should be consumed a day. That means a person weighing 80 kg or 176 lbs should drink at least 2.4 litres or 0.63 gallons daily, but 3.2 litres or 0.85 gallons would be even better. That might sound like a lot compared to your usual intake, but it is doable!
Imagine you are sitting in a full bath, but the plug is loose, it wouldn’t take long for the water to drain away leaving you in a dry tub. Well, in a way your body is just the same, losing water in numerous ways; through urine, through the skin as sweat, in your breath, and during digestion. This is why you have to refill your reserves constantly. We carry a small ocean around with us, and keeping it replenished makes us feel like a pristine mountain lake, as opposed to a smelly bog! Make a habit of drinking two glasses in the morning on an empty stomach, so you re-hydrate the body after a long sleep. During the day always drink two glasses instead of one when you get thirsty, and finally, drink two glasses half an hour before each meal.
Fill Your Inner Ocean with Water and Avoid Unhealthy Liquids Like Soft Drinks
Pure clean water is always good for your body, but the best is alkaline ionized water. Luckily you can find out all about this special substance on our website! If you aren’t keen on the taste of pure water, then add a few splashes of freshly squeezed lemon juice to each glass. Lemon juice is acidic but is metabolized by the body as alkaline. You should also drink water without adding carbonic acid, which as the name suggests, is acidic, and try to avoid buying it in cheap plastic bottles. All too often the plasticizers in these bottles can leak into the drink, especially if they are stored for a long period of time.
Here are 12 important reasons to drink pure water, even before you feel thirsty:
1. Water is life.
2. The body constantly loses water through digestion, excretion, through the skin and through breathing. At the same time, it has to keep 10,000 litres in motion within every 24-hour period, and this cycle must be maintained constantly.
3. Without it, transportation of nutrients to the cells is inhibited.
4. You will feel a distinct lack of energy without it.
5. Without it, communication between brain and body can be reduced.
6. Without it, waste products are more difficult to dispose of.
7. Without it, cells can shrink.
8. Without it, joint lubrication is reduced.
9. Without it, metabolic functions can be reduced.
10. Without it, the immune system does not work as effectively.
11. Drinking water helps us to eat less and feel full, because it enables us to distinguish between thirst and hunger.
12. Drinking water acts as a buffer during physically stressful situations, for example, after the use of alcohol, during sporting exercise, or when you experience a lack of sleep.
If you make a promise to yourself that you will drink a glass every time you check your phone, your emails or your Facebook, it’s likely that you’d never be dehydrated!
However, not all water is equal. When it comes from the mains supply it can contain toxins such as chlorine or fluoride, whilst plastic bottles can leak the softener bisphenol A into their content, and sparkling soda is more acidic than normal tap water due to its carbonic acid.
So What Should I Drink?
Ideally, you should connect an ionizer with pre-filters to the tap in your home for a clean, fresh, healthy supply that’s always available. Your water is not only filtered, but also alkalified, ionized and ready for drinking immediately. If you buy sturdy bottles that are made from rigid BPA-free plastic or from glass, you can take your drink with you wherever you go. Better still, you do not have to buy large packages of water bottles from the supermarket anymore. Moreover, as the world's oceans are already overloaded with plastic waste, using an ionizer is an environmentally friendly option.
Don’t forget you are a water human, and this is the most important basic food for our bodies!