Let’s face it: water isn’t sexy.
Sure, life couldn’t exist without it, and California is so desperate for it they’re bringing in engineers from Israel to combat their years-long drought. Yet despite water’s fundamental importance to our bodies and to life itself, studies continually show that we simply aren’t drinking enough of it.
But we should be, and here’s why.
1) Water is the foundation of human life-it’s the raw material necessary for metabolism and physiologic function.
Water is your body’s Swiss Army Knife; its molecules are constantly restructured for use in the body, by the body. It can be bone, brain tissue, and anything the body needs. Everything in our body is based on the structuring and restructuring of water, and water can help counteract “lulls” in our energy throughout the day. Feeling fatigued? Hydrate to counteract that “B-Game” low.
2) Water molecules help insulate your body.
Water molecules are your primary insulators. Take your skin, for example- water molecules restructured in the skin help regulate body temperature. If dehydrated, your body can’t control its own temperature, and controlling one’s heat is crucial to metabolic balance. It also keeps the skin hydrated and healthy.
3) Water gets things moving.
According to Secrets of Champions™ founder Dr. George Carlo, when you drink water, you create a kind of “slurry” that enables quicker movement of blood flow, lymph, and other things through the GI tract. This generates heat, and that heat speeds up your metabolism, leading to better energy, burned calories, and improved organ health. Drinking water is the most efficient way to make sure there is enough oxygen circulating in the body for all sorts of metabolic and physiological functions. Water, ironically, lights our metabolic fire.
4) Proper hydration contributes to healthy bowels.
When combined with a high-fiber diet, proper water intake help prevent constipation. With proper hydration, the colon has no need to obtain liquids from stool, preventing colonic impairment. In this way, hydrating helps to maintain colon health and to help safeguard against colorectal cancers.