the old days it was recommended that 8 glasses water
was a must daily. Recent research has said 8-10 glasses
or 2-2and a half liters is the minimum. I believe that
this should be 2-2 and half liters plain water. When
we count coffee, tea, juices, buttermilk, I feel it
is incorrect because there is a certain proportion of
plain water required by the body to maintain the dilution
of the blood, motility of the digestive tract and flushing
of the kidneys. When you add sugar, milk, salt, squash,
juice, etc. to the water it becomes concentrated and
is not available
to actually dilute the blood and body fluids.
this, I have been prescribing diets and water intake
to hundreds of people over the last 4 years and personally
observed that 2 and half liters plain water is a general
requirement for adults and 2 liters for children. Also
this quantity and up to 3 liters has helped many and
relieved them of constipation, acidity and acne problems.
Only if there is some kidney problem and the doctor
has specifically restricted water intake then for that
person less may be required.
is almost medicinal to good health
60% of the human body is made up of water. From
this reservoir, water is daily removed as perspiration,
urine, saliva and enzymes. This has to be replaced
every day. If you don't water a plant daily it droops.
If the required water is not drunk we will droop.
One of the leading causes of fatigue is poor water
intake. How does the plant look 30 minutes after
a watering? Fresh and standing up straight. You
choose between being fresh or being fatigued.
research shows that a person's mental capacity to
work with figures and numbers is much higher when
the body is fully hydrated. We are all making calculations
throughout the day. Why should our brains function
at a lower level.
When a person does not drink enough water we find
that the saliva and perspiration gets very concentrated
and gives off an offensive odour. We all want to
be pleasant and pleasing to those around us so please
drink plenty of water.
can be protective against cancer. We have seen that
cancer can be caused by some of the pollutants that
are coming into our bodies via the air we breath
and also as pesticides, fertilizers, etc. sprayed
on the foods. These can attack a weak organ or tissue
in our body and cause cancer cell formation. We
cannot stop breathing or eating all these foods
but we can drink plenty of water, which will flush
out all these toxic substances.
if anybody is on a weight loss programme, then when
breaking fat in the body, waste products called
ketone bodies are formed and they have to be removed.
Therefore we recommend 3 liters water during weight
and half to 3 liters plain water is ideal. Sports people
may require up to 4 liters. Beyond that may be taxing
to the kidney. With summer setting in make it a point
to drink water correctly.