DAYUM! I need something to quench my thirst! Glass of delicious purified water WILL do the trick. ::pinky out::   Leave a comment

Can anyone tell me what the MOST crucial nutrient for growth, development, and health is?

AGUA!!! or WATER for you non-Spanish / Portuguese speakers. pffff

Did you know that without any water / other fluids in your body you would die in about a week?

Yeah it’s friggin’ true. And I am sure all of you knew that already right?

RIGHT!?!?!

Well then why is 90% (I pulled that number out of the sky because 90% of the people I know probably don’t drink enough) of the population not drinking enough of it?

Stop taking it for granted!!! Get a water purifier!!!

No matter what your fitness, nutrition, or health goals are consuming enough water every day is essential and should be on the top of your priority list.

There is only so many good things I can say about water:

1 – It’s FRIGGIN AWESOME!

2 – It’s even better than FRIGGIN’ AWESOME!

3 – Helps form structures in your body such as proteins and glycogen( main form of carbohydrate storage in your body ).

4 – In adults, it makes up about 60% of body weight.

5 – Absorbs and transports nutrients through the body as well as transports waste products out of the body.

6 – Lubricates your joints

7 – Keeps your body temperature cool when temperature rises.

8 – Helps with mental performance.

9 – Prevents disease and illness.

The list goes on and on and on and on some more.

To maximize muscle gains and mobilize fat loss, taking in enough water is sooo extremely important.

From my experience, I have seen much better results when I started consuming enough water through out the day. That’s right there was a time when I took water for granted too. But not for long!

Drinking more water can actually help your body rid itself of waste products and help you stay lean. Without enough water your kidneys (depend on water) need back up and goes to your liver for help. Since your liver is helping out your kidneys, your liver is not able to mobilize fat for energy, which is one of your livers many jobs in the body.

Many times people mistake hunger for thirst. Drinking enough water will actually suppress your hunger so that you consume less food.

So the it all comes down the one real question…

How much water do you need?

Like I said earlier, most people are going about their daily lives in a dehydrated state.

Most foods you eat contain water such as vegetables ,fruits, meats, and other beverages.

Consume 8 to 12 cups (2-3 liters) of water per day, and even more if you are exercising, since you always want to replace the fluids lost when you sweat.

During exercise you can lose about a quart of water per hour. This depends on how much you sweat and your body composition. The more intense the workout the more water your body is going to lose… Common sense…

Just a few early signs of dehydration and heat stress are fatigue, loss of appetite, light headed, headache, dry mouth, and dark urine. Some severe signs are muscle spasms, numbness, difficulty swallowing,  and PAINFUL URINATION! OUCH!!!

I hope everyone reading this has a different perspective on water now. Do yourself a favor and help yourself to more water. Get a water purifier too. It makes things so much easier.

I like to cut lemons up and throw it into a container with water. Tastes better and the reaction that lemon has in your body is actually good for you.

Thanks for reading :D

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Posted May 7, 2011 by garretrumbeaplan in Blog

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