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INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT
NOT DRINKING WATER
75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (This likely applies
to half the world's population).
In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often
Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%.
One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost
of the dieters investigated in a Univesity of Washington study.
Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could
ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory,
trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen
or on a printed page.
QUESTION: Are you drinking the amount
water you should every day?
Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by
45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one
is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.
Excellent book on the subject- YOUR BODY'S
MANY CRIES FOR WATER.
Types of Bottled Water
"Which Water Is Best?"
DEADLY WATER STRESS TO BE ADDRESSED AT SUMMIT
NEW YORK, New York, August 13, 2002 (ENS) - Global
use has increased six-fold over the last century, twice the rate of
growth, and agriculture represents 70 percent of this consumption, the
United Nations reports in advance of the World Summit on Sustainable
(WSSD). People across the world are dying from hunger as drought
crops again this year.
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New Study: Drink THIS Much Water Daily
How much water should you drink every day? The
study from researchers at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City
that the old standby of eight glasses a day still holds. Here's the
gotcha: If you don't drink enough water, the greatest effect may not be
physical--it's mental and emotional. Drink just half the recommended
of water, and you'll likely suffer from mild dehydration. You'll also
less energy, and you won't be able to concentrate and focus as you
"For people who aren't exercising a lot or living
in a very warm climate, eight glasses of water a day may be a good rule
of thumb," lead researcher Dr. Wayne Askew told Reuters. If you do
and sweat a lot, then you need more than eight glasses to properly
your body. Our bodies need water, primarily because water makes up more
than 70 percent of solid body tissue. It helps regulate body
carries nutrients and oxygen to cells, removes waste, cushions joints,
and protects organs and tissues, explains Reuters. Too little water can
cause headaches, grogginess, and dry, itchy skin. When we become
dehydrated, it can affect our blood pressure, circulation, digestion,
function, and nearly all body processes.
The experiment: For 12 weeks, 10 thirsty college
students each drank four, eight, or 12 eight-ounce glasses of water per
day in four-day test cycles. Between the test cycles the students
the amount of water they normally would, as well as during one other
during the study period. The students' hydration status was measured at
the end of each four-day water consumption cycle. They also answered
about their general well being.
The results: Drinking four glasses of water caused
the students' blood plasma volume to fall five percent below those who
drank eight glasses of water. Four glasses of water also produced more
highly concentrated urine. Still, these physical symptoms of
are considered mild--a suboptimal hydration level. What surprised the
was the effect this mild dehydration had on the students' well being.
reports that when students drank the least amount of water, they
reported feeling less energetic and less focused than when they drank
If eight glasses of water a day is good, is more
than that even better? Probably not, although it won't hurt you. Those
who drank 12 glasses had blood plasma volumes that were 10 percent
but their well being was not impacted positively or negatively. The
were presented at the annual Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego,
Mineral water bottles are meant for one time use only for
drinking water and old ones can cause poisoining. PET (Polyethylene
bottles have diethylhydroxylamine, which can cause cancer. After
them, don't use them more than a few days, a week at most. Also, keep
away from heat. Repeated washing and rinsing can cause the plastic to
and the carcinogenes can leach into the water that you are drinking.
QUICK WATER FACTS
According to United Nations figures, 2.6 billion people consume unsafe
and polluted water every day. As the population blooms, the issue of
to fresh water is literally one of life or death. Last weekend's
Times pointed out some interesting facts about everyday water
It takes 53 liters of water to produce one orange.
1 pint of milk: 250 liters
1 egg: 450 liters
1kg of potatoes: 500 liters
1 loaf of bread: 550 liters
1 kg of butter: 18,000 liters
1kg of wool: 200,000 liters
1 car: 150,000 liters
Source: Financial Times http://www.organicconsumers.org/2006/article_1593.cfm
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