WATER OR NO WATER?
How much is enough?
by Roger Bezanis
Have you ever exhaled on a mirror and noticed the temporary fog you created. The moisture is the result of the millions of tiny droplets of water that are carried out of our lungs in every breath.
Result? Every breath we take dehydrates us a little more. Ever wonder why when you awake after a nights sleep, you are dry and pasty? You have been dehydrating all night! You might as well have run a marathon.
Some time in the past someone said, “the AVERAGE person exhales anywhere from 48 to 64 ounces of water a day (about 1 to 1 1/3rd liters) just breathing.” That statement is almost wholly inaccurate.
The amount of water we will exhale a day is dependant on a number of things:
1) Climate (the dryer or hotter, the more water lost).
2) Physical activity (the more active, the more water lost).
3) Diet (processed foods in the diet, the more water needed to digest them).
4) Use of Caffeine or any diuretics (diuretics cause your body to expel water thru urine).
5) Stress (stress causes the liver to work harder. The liver runs on water like a washing machine to cleanse and purify your system).
There is a patently false “old wives tale” known by many that for every cup of coffee, you need 3 cups of water. Hog wash! Look at 1-5 above and see how that statement is foolishly wrong.
Most of us will need between 80 to 100 ounces of water a day just to get by. Many of us will need more. If you wait until you are thirsty to drink water, it is too late. Your need was earlier. Thirst is your body’s emergency call for water. Sip water throughout the day.
Water is the oil of the body. Without it we put on weight, grow old faster, have poor skin, poor energy, poor hair etc.
Don’t error on the side of not enough water. Drink your water and feel great.