Water is as miraculous for us as Jesus was to Lazarus and Sanjeevani was to Laxman. It gives us life. All the organs of our body including the bones are predominantly made of water. Water moves through the body performing several critical functions and when the body does not receive water, it tells us by making us thirsty. Many secrets of good health are hidden in the properties of water.

• Body’s nourishment – Blood is made of 83% water, the brain is made of 74% water, all our muscles are made of 75% water and bones are made of 22% water. The food that we eat is broken down in the stomach and vital nutrients are extracted. These are then transported to all the corners of the body by water. Headaches, migraines, spasms and fatigue are all the symptoms of low water levels in the body. Water also helps to nourish the embryo and fetus in a pregnant woman.

• Body’s detoxification – Water is very essential to the proper functioning of the liver and kidneys. These organs function to clean up the system from waste products and toxic substances. Water, as urine, mucus and sweat then effectively transports these substances out of the body. If water is not sufficient, then these substances form kidney stones and other complications. Water also helps to maintain the alkalinity of the digestive system.

• Youthful skin – The main source of nourishment for the skin is water. With water, skin is able to retain moisture, suppleness and strength thus delaying age-related symptoms like lines & wrinkles. Water is the secret of many women who continue to look naturally beautiful even in old age. More importantly, water can also help you to reduce weight.

Despite the fact that people are always praising the beneficial properties of water, many people at a young age get addicted to tea, coffee and various drinks containing caffeine. Caffeine causes acute dehydration with associated problems but instead of drinking water, people drink more of coffee and tea which creates a vicious cycle. The only thing that you must drink when you are thirsty is water.

8 glasses per day of water supply is the minimum required for a healthy body. If you are a sportsperson or if you are pregnant then you will need a much higher amount. Children need lots of water because they are always playing and expending energy. Drinking water does not make you ill, unless you are drinking contaminated water. So the next time, you feel the urge to have a soda or a coffee, ask yourself whether you would like water instead.

Angela Giles is the published Author of the Inside Scoop Review and believes that health is the key to maximizing your wealth. More Info on Usana

Angela Giles is an empowered entrepreneur, internet marketer, internet marketing and personal development coach. She believes in the power of health to create wealth.
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