Health Basics-Water

A well in the country of Palestine was a sign of wealth. It was also a sign of independence. Wells were dug by hand, and it took much time and much hard labor. All in the search of water. The importance of water has not lessened by any margin since time memorial. In fact water is an urgent necessity and sadly, millions lack access to safe portable water.

 

Water is Life

In the ancient times, father Abraham dug wells and built altars where ever he settled. The Philistines that came after him filled up those wells with earth.”. . . All the wells which his father’s servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth.” Genesis 26:15, KJV

 

“And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.” Genesis 26:18, KJV

 

But why? Because water is life, water is health and health is wealth. Note that the Philistines did not temper with altars Abraham built for they knew that if they destroyed the wells, they would have destroyed life, faith and true worship. That is how important water is in our lives.

 

On a more personal level, water has five primary functions in our bodies: it carries essential nutrients to cells, waste excretion from our bodies,  transports nutrients in what we eat, regulates our body temperatures, and lubricates our joints. The life-giving substance still carries out a multitude of functions in our bodies, functions which we need to survive at even a cellular level. After all, water is used in bodily functions – from breathing and sweating to digestion and waste elimination – that are critical we consume enough to keep our machines running at their best. In fact, the water in our bodies is one of the most important factors of good health.

Approximately 80% of one’s brain tissue is made of water. Drinking more water can help improve one’s mental clarity

Here are a few water facts:

1-Water makes up approximately 70% of a human’s body weight. The percentage is even higher in babies – but DON’T stop drinking water to lose weight! In fact drinking more water can help one to lose weight drinking water can help you lose weight by increasing one’s metabolism, which helps burn calories faster. Drinking more water helps one’s body detoxify.

2-Approximately 80% of one’s brain tissue is made of water. Drinking more water can help improve one’s mental clarity.

3-The average amount of water you need per day is about 3 liters (13 cups) for men and 2.2 liters (9 cups) for women. Milk, juice and other beverages do not count toward your daily water intake. The average adult loses about 10 cups of water daily through perspiration, urination, and bowel movements and breathing.

4-By the time you feel thirsty, your body has lost more than 1 per-cent of its total water. When one does not drink enough water, one’s body may trigger signs of thirst. Although thirst signal the need to drink water, one actually would have needed water long before one became thirsty; so let’s not wait to feel thirsty

5-The average person can live without food for nearly a month, but we can only survive about one week without water.

6-Good hydration can prevent ar-thritis. With plenty of water in one’s body, there is less friction in one’s joints, thus less chance of developing arthritis

 

7-Drinking enough water everyday can help reduce heart disease and cancer. Water helps flush toxins out of the body, and the fewer toxins that come into contact with one’s colon, bladder, and other organs, the less chance that critical ailments can develop.

 

That said, make it a habit to drink several glasses of warm  water every morning.

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