Monday, December 6, 2010

Why Your Body Craves Plain, Pure Water

Are you drinking dehydration fluids? Margaret Durst explains why your body craves plain, pure water.
... Many health problems have dehydration as a component. These include allergies, asthma, hypertension, constipation, cholesterol, premature aging, Alzheimer’s, back pain, migraine headaches, obesity and depression.

Studies show that the average American drinks only 4.6 glasses of water per day. Almost 10 percent of Americans drink no water at all. The average American also drinks 4.9 glasses of dehydrating beverages such as coffee and tea per day. In terms of hydration, you need to drink 1 glass of water for each beverage containing caffeine that you drink just to remain neutral. This means that the average American is dehydrated since they would have to drink 12.9 glasses of water per day to overcome the effects of the dehydrating beverages plus get their recommended 8 glasses. Read more

1 comment:

Sonya said...

My daughter became so dehydrated after having a virus that her heart rate was up to 140 @ rest and she was having trouble breathing. As she became rehydrated the symptoms improved. Hydration is so much more important than we think.