We're all looking for the magic formula or products to give us vibrant health for life.
What if one of the most important answers would be as simple as drinking enough water every day? Apparently half the world's population doesn't drink enough water. This spikes medical care costs!
A recent article on CNN exposed that being adequately hydrated can significantly lower the risk of developing:
. chronic diseases,
. a lower risk of dying early
. and even lower the risk of being biologically older than your chronological age according to a National Institutes of Health study published in the journal eBioMedicine.
Water also regulates our day-to-day bodily functions such as temperature and skin health.
More than 50% of your body is made of water, which is also needed for multiple functions, including digesting food, creating hormones and neurotransmitters, and delivering oxygen through your body, according to the Cleveland Clinic.
The National Academy of Medicine (formerly known as the Institute of Medicine) recommends women consumer 2.7 liters (91 ounces) of fluids daily, and that men have 3.7 liters (125 ounces) daily. This recommendation includes all fluids and water-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables and soups. Since the average water intake ration of fluids to foods is around 80:20 that amounts to a daily amount of 9 cups for women and 12 1/2 cups for men.
So if you want to slow down the aging process, lower your risk for heart failure, stroke, atrial fibrilation, peripheral artery disease, chronic lung disease, diabetes and dementia and of course improve your quality of life, take your intake of water seriously.
Here's a tip: Each morning, fill a container with the recommended amount of water for a woman or a man. Draw from that for the day and have it finished by bedtime. Don't wait. Start NOW.
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