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Drinking Water ?

It's pretty common knowledge that drinking enough water is essential to detoxification, healthy metabolism, & overall health.  The usual figure given is about 8 glasses of water (64 ounces or about 1.8 liters) for an adult, though this varies based on climate, lifestyle, physical condition, and exercise habits.  This water calculator is a useful tool for getting an idea of how much water is needed per day.functions of water in human health

Drinking water at the correct time maximizes the positive effects on the human body:

  • 2 glasses of water after waking up helps activate internal organs.  It's best to sip and not chug these, and if two feels like too much, just drink one.
  • 1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal (but not any closer to eating time!) helps digestion.
  • 1  glass of water before taking a bath helps lower blood pressure.
  • 1 glass of water before going to bed is also beneficial for cardiovascular health.

That still leaves three whole glasses of water (per the 8 glass average) to sip on throughout the day!  To avoid tainting your water with estrogenic chemicals and other harmful substances, store water in and drink from a glass or stainless steel containerNo more bottled water or chlorinated tap!  I recommend obtaining a good quality water filter for your sink at home and getting in the habit of having enough water with you every day.

Here's a tip: if you're on the go and can only get chlorinated tap water, adding some good-tasting vitamin C powder to it will neutralize the chlorine.

If you're not in the habit of drinking water yet, making sure to include the five glasses mentioned above is a great start.  Again, it's best to drink water in small amounts throughout the day and to avoid drinking within a half hour before or after a meal to avoid diluting your stomach acid.