Did you know that our bodies are 60% water? Some organs are up to 90% – like our lungs. Get this – our brains are up to 70% water in composition.
That’s my Sesame Street version of anatomy. I find these facts fascinating! Pure water is directly tied to the quality of our lives. Water is our body’s principal chemical and worthy of preference in our diets.
Tap water, although filtered, is left with a residue of chemicals, poisons and nowadays – pharmaceuticals! Yep! People flush their pills and the city filtering systems can’t quite keep up with the complexity of filtering. So, it’s up to us – the consumers – to be aware and protect ourselves from the harsh chemicals in tap water.
Pure drinking water is ideal for our bodies needs.
I began to purchase filtered water during my first pregnancy. We lived in a town, which was known for having ‘bad’ water and I didn’t want to put our baby at risk.
A few years later, we purchased an under the counter reverse-osmosis filter. One of the best things we ever did! We have moved that unit from house to house for 20 yrs. It’s serviced annually and we change out the filters. Easy! When we return from a trip away – the kids head for the filtered water as soon as we hit the door. I guess we’re raising bonafide ‘water snobs’ and unapologetically so.
How much water should we drink? Here’s an easy way to calculate – 1 ounce for every 2 pounds of body weight. Let’s SAY I weigh … 120 lbs … that would require me to drink 60 oz per day. Or, 8, 8 ounce glasses for me! Wallah! It’s that simple. You can calculate for your children too. Obviously, we drink more when exercising and less when maybe … sick.
Here’s some interesting facts about water that effect us everyday:
- Water regulates body temperature.
- Pure water eliminates poisonous waste by flushing them out of our system.
- Air travel increases your need for water and so does altitude.
- Avoid drinking water ½ hour before meals and 2 hours afterwards for optimal digestion.
- Next to oxygen, water is the most important element for staying ALIVE.
- Being hydrated keeps you mentally sharp!
- Adequate hydration reverses the effects of water retention.
- Dehydration hinders weight loss.
As moms, this is a simple way to care for our bodies – while never leaving home. DRINK! Stay hydrated with fresh, pure water to maintain optimal health. Amazingly simple, huh?
Sunshine and pure water. Add these to your day and see if they makes a difference.
Genesis 1:31, “Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good.”
“Nature is not God but God revealing the weight of Himself, all His glory, through the looking glass of nature.” Anne Voscamp – One Thousand Gifts.
Got any water stories? What type of filter does your family use? Has your life been changed by consuming clean water? I’d love to hear your stories. Please leave a comment!
I promise these posts will get to be more FUN. I’ve got to say the basics before we can go on to the extras! I’ve been out of town without Internet – this explains the delay in posts.
I’ll be back soon with more on taking care of Mom!
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