About Drinking Water

I found this on Pinterest of all places and thought it was an interesting visual display with key data about why we need to drink water.

My own viewpoint is that I should drink when I’m thirsty. That’s fine unless you don’t realize what you’re feeling or experiencing is actually thirst. A few years ago I went on a regimen of drinking more water because I’d moved to such a dry climate. I found out that I was a lot more “thirsty” than I’d realized. Once I started to get enough water, thirst became more easily apparent to me. As a result, I actually do drink when I’m thirsty and am far more aware of when I need more water.

I’m not vouching for the absolute correctness of everything here, but most of it does make sense to me. I do not recommend trying to drink a lot of water before eating so you can feel more full and lose weight. Drinking water before or during a meal can dilute your digestive juices.  Better to include more vegetables, which naturally contain more water, and it is also a good idea to take soup as part of a meal. Also avoid too much hard, dry baked flour products.

Another thing I’ve learned is that your body responds to water like nothing else you drink. Plain water doesn’t stimulate digestion and your body doesn’t have to work much to absorb and use water. Add a slice of lemon, a powdered drink mix or anything else and now you’ve got something that your body treats as something to be digested and that’s a whole different ball game. Not saying to never add anything to water, but just pointing out that there is nothing as beneficial as plain, clean water for drinking. Likewise, teas, coffee, sodas and other beverages are just not the same or equal to drinking water.

I have also learned that your body can only absorb so much water at one time. Four to six ounces or so throughout the day works well and your body can use that efficiently. But don’t try to take gulp down a whole pint or more at a time. It’s just too much to use all at once.

Hope you enjoy looking this over!

About Water
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Dear Friends,

Food, food, food! Recipes, cooking philosophies, kitchen gadgets, more recipes. It’s all wonderful but when do we talk about W A T E R? None of the other stuff happens without it. In fact, we don’t live very long without it.

My friend Debra posted a message about World Water Day coming up in March and informed me about Water.org and how Matt Damon is the co-founder. I watched the entire video and went to the Water.org site and really liked what I saw there!

Certainly water for everyone is part of the Human Right to Life. I’ve made my decision to help solve the problem of not enough water and I’d like you to take a look and see what decision you will make about it.

Sincerely, Patty

 

Aromatherapy Information & More

With ‘World Water Day’ coming up next month, I thought I would share this with you.

http://water.org/

Matt Damon’s Epic Announcement: In anticipation of World Water Day on March 22nd, Water.org is collaborating with partners in the entertainment industry, YouTube and their community to educate new audiences about the water crisis. Today, co-founder Matt Damon kicks things off by doing something extreme. Watch his announcement video and find out how you can get involved.

To find out more visit my previous blog:

http://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/2013/02/03/daily-prompt-think-global-act-local/

Some Facts from http://water.org/

More than 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene-related causes. Nearly all deaths, 99 percent, occur in the developing world.3

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Lack of access to clean water and sanitation kills children at a rate equivalent of a jumbo jet crashing every four hours.1

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Of the 60 million people added to the world’s towns and cities every year, most…

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