Some things we should drink in moderation, but when it comes to water, we are encouraged to drink plenty each day. While studies vary on the recommended daily water intake, it is generally accepted that you should drink at least eight, 8-ounce glasses of water per day. This can vary depending on your size, how active you are, the climate you live in, your health status, and if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. About 25 percent of our water intake is from the foods that we eat. You can increase your water intake by eating foods high in water content, such as watermelon, tomatoes, and leafy green vegetables. Beverages such as milk and juice are also composed of mostly water, but are not calorie-free like water.
The main reason we need to stay hydrated, according to a recent article from The Safety Report, is water makes up about 60 percent of our body weight. Water is extremely important to a healthy body as it helps to transport nutrients and oxygen into cells, regulate body temperature, detoxify, protect vital organs and help them absorb nutrients and protect and moisturize our joints. Drinking plenty of water can also increase your overall quality of life by helping you to lose weight, have healthier looking skin, be more productive and feel healthier according to the Mayo Clinic.
According to care2.com, “Researchers estimate that half of the world’s population is chronically dehydrated. And in America, that level is even higher at 75 percent of the population.” This may seem like a high number but most people are not getting enough water in their daily diets. There are major health reasons for drinking water. Your blood is over 80 percent water and needs water to make healthy new blood cells. Your bones are over 50 percent water and, you guessed it, need water to make healthy new bone cells. Drinking more water actually helps lessen pain in your body by getting your lymphatic system moving. The lymphatic system is a network of nodes, tubes, vessels, and fluid that move waste out of your tissues. It requires water to function properly. Water helps to eliminate wastes and toxins from your body through the lymphatic system, kidneys, and intestines. Water lubricates your joints and helps reduce joint pain and protect against wear and tear.
Water filters are a great tool in ensuring that your water is pure and safe. Reverse osmosis systems will filter out harmful contaminants and let water do the job it was made to do – to help maintain a healthy body. Come see us today and let a water filter guide your healthy lifestyle from now on.