The majority of people are dehydrated. They drink caffeinated drinks that act as a diuretic to your system (it promotes urination). Drinks such as coffee, tea, soda and energy drinks are all diuretics that don’t get absorbed in your cells like consuming simple, clean water. Why is water important? Firstly, water makes up approximately 60% of our body. Every chemical reaction that occurs in the human body involves H2O! It is important for circulation, digestion and regulating body temperature. Not only does it decrease headaches and eliminates toxins, but it also improves your energy and overall mood.
How can you tell you’re dehydrated? Your urine should not have much color, in fact, your urine should resemble lemon juice (or clearer). If your skin is dry and inelastic, if you have more headaches and if you deal with constipation, then these are all signs you need to drink more water. Often times, people think they are hungry (and eat) when they are really just thirsty. Not only do studies show that even one glass will shut down hunger pain, but it is the number one reason behind daily fatigue.
According to the New England Journal of Medicine, drinking just five glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, breast cancer by 70% and bladder cancer by 50%! While the results of consuming this relatively available commodity (water) is astounding, 75% of Americans are severely dehydrated. So how much should you drink? You should drink 8-10 glasses per day, more if you are overweight and even more when you are active.
This is why I chose to challenge people to drink ONE gallon a day! Get yourself a high quality water bottle, Ice Shaker's insulated shaker cup became my new best friend(I have to drink my water cold).
These are some results you should expect to see after a month:
- Clear Skin
- Increased Energy
- Less Hungry
- Weight Loss
- Less Acne
- Healthier digestion and bowel movements
- No Dry Skin
- More Alert
- Less Headaches
- Less Cramps