Water is the liquid of life. There is not an inch of exaggeration in that statement!
Although it contains no nutrients, water is a vital part of our diets and most of us don’t get nearly enough. Water makes up half to three-quarters of an adults body and must be topped up on a regular basis.
But, I have a confession to make. I don’t drink water!
Obviously I ‘drink’; tea (lots and lots of tea), green tea, coffee, hot-chocolate, pop, juice, alcohol, milk but, I never just drink water on its own. I have to admit I do find it quite a boring drink, I like flavour.
Just lately though im really feeling sluggish, my skin isn’t great, im tired, feeling bloated, I feel like my head is a shed, I need some get up and go.
I’m not a stranger to benefits that water has, I’ve known them all along, it; hydrates, helps reduce weight, healthy skin, fights infection, gets rid of body toxins, healthy heart, boosts energy, improves productivity, to name a few. I’ve never really put these benefits to the test though.
My Mum used to tell me to drink water all the time. She used to swear by it. She’d have a glass every morning even before her morning brew, she told me it woke up your internal organs and was particularly beneficial to the kidneys. She’d have a glass before every meal, she told me it aided digestion. She always finished the day with a glass before bed, apparently it helped prevent stroke or heart attack.
With all this in mind, I decided I was going to make a change and drink more water, see for myself if it was true. Obviously I know the benefits aren’t made up but I wanted to see for myself what a change it could make to me, to my health and to see if I felt better for it. I’ve always encouraged my children to drink plenty of water, it’s about time I practiced what I preach!
This is the first stage of me making a change for the better and I started it today.
How much water do you drink? Is it enough?