My Doctor gave me this info - it makes interesting reading:
75% of people are chronically dehydrated – this is likely to apply to half the world’s population.
In 37% of people, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
Even mild dehydration will slow down the body’s metabolism by as much as 3%.
In a University of Washington study of dieters, one glass of water shut down midnight hunger pangs in almost 100% of the dieters studied.
Lack of water is the number one trigger of daytime fatigue.
Preliminary research indicates that drinking 8 – 10 glasses of water daily could significantly 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 maths, and difficulty focusing on a computer screen or printed page.
Drinking 5 glasses of water a day could decrease the risk of colon cancer by 45% the risk of breast cancer by 79% and the risk of bladder cancer by 50%.
Now, the question is: would you like a glass of water?
Bearing in mind that a few glasses of water are cheap, harmless and side-effect free, and given the symptoms we suffer – pain, fuzziness, fatigue, etc., can any of us afford NOT to give some extra water a try?
I shall be doing this over Christmas, and would like to hear if anyone else tries it and has any improvement.
Can’t hurt to try, can it?
Caution. Drinking more than 10 large glasses of water daily could be harmful to some people as it may disrupt blood chemistry.