Thursday, July 26, 2007


Water1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.  (Likely applies to half the world population.)
2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is mistaken for hunger.
3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as 3%.
4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.
5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain or up to 80% of sufferers.
7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a ! printed page.
8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%., and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.


Are you drinking the amount of water you should drink every day?


Thanks Joe P

1 comment:

Katie said...

Great post. Especially powerful is the idea that thirst can be mistaken for hunger.

even though all non-alcoholic, non-soda beverages contribute to the hydration of the body, water stands alone in providing loads of cellular benefits.

The importance of water, Katie