God Bless You Dear Readers.
It is said that about 60 percent of the body is made of water.
Therefore when you drink enough water, you maintain the body's fluid
balance which helps transportation of nutrients in the body,
regulation of the body's temperature, absorption, digestion, creation
of saliva, etc.
We loose a lot of water continuously from skin evaporation, breathing,
urine, and stool, and we need to replace these losses daily to
maintain good health.
The functions of water are as follows
1. Boost the Immune System, thus protect the body from ailments.
2. Promotes Weight Loss - A good number of Studies have revealed that
when you drink enough water, to the required specification daily,
naturally you consume fewer calories, so this leads to weight loss.
3. Increases Energy and Relieves Fatigue - When you do your exercise,
you perspire and lose water, and eventually you are tired. To regain
energy and relieve that fatigue you drink water.
4. Flushes Out Toxins And Maintains A Clear Complexion -
When you drink enough water, it flushes out toxins in the body, thus
helping you maintain a clearer skin. Water can reduce the risk of
pimples, giving you a younger skin, healthier body, and shinier hair.
5. A Remedy For Headache - When you have had enough alcohol, and you
experience hangover, drink a glass of water to hydrate the body and
stop any severe headache.
6. Prevents Cramps And Sprains - And when the body is dehydrated,
this could cause aches in the joints, muscle cramps and sprains.
Water can make that all go away.
7. Helps The Kidneys, Colon, Etc. Function Effectively - The kidneys
with the aid of water, process 200 quarts of blood daily, sift out
waste and transport urine to the bladder. The kidneys certainly need
enough water to eliminate waste from the body.
When you drink enough water, this adds fluid to the colon and aids digestion.
8. It Supports Your Heart - It is said that water helps the heart
work at full speed. When you get dehydrated, your blood becomes
thicker thus it makes the heart work harder. And if the heart is weak,
it can lead to more serious heart problems later in life. And
according to a Study, drinking more than 5 glasses of water daily
could reduce your chances of having a heart attack by 41%, compared
with people who drank less than 2 glasses a day.
9. Relieves Problems of Constipation and Pile - If you have problem
of constipation or pile, increase your consumption of foods rich in
fibre, such as, cereals, spinach, carrots, grains, wheat bread, sweet
potatoes; fruits, e.g. apple, orange, banana, pear, almonds, etc.,
vegetables, etc. However, you will need to drink enough water for the
fibre to work properly. Otherwise it could have an adverse effect and
worsen your condition.
10. Promotes Clear Thinking - A Study revealed that drinking of
sufficient water promotes clear thinking/intelligence.
Now let us talk about the quantity of water to consume daily in order
to maintain optimal health.
First form the habit of brushing your teeth first thing in the morning
and thereafter drink a glass of water. Likewise end the day by
brushing your teeth, and drinking a glass of water.
When you are low on fluids, the brain triggers the body's thirst
mechanism, and you should drink a glass of water, and another, and
another, until the day is over. Of course you could also go for some
juice or soft drinks, but anytime, water is the best because it is
much healthier for you as it lacks calories or sugar which can cause
damage to your teeth.
Know that once you are thirsty you are dehydrated. Just keep drinking
water from time to time to keep yourself hydrated.
It is in your best interest to also eat water-rich foods like,
tomatoes, broccoli, carrots, lettuce, cucumber, watermelon,
grapefruit, each of which contains over 85% water. Some other foods
can also give you some quantity of water.
For those who find it difficult to drink water as they should, such
as, a sick person, a pregnant woman experiencing morning sickness, add
a little lime, lemon, or ginger to your water, to improve the taste
and help you drink more water than you usually do.
If you are drinking enough water, your urine will be clear. If
however it is dark yellow and cloudy, it means you are dehydrated and
need to drink more water.
If however, after you have done all required, you are getting thirsty
a lot and visit the toilet more, you may have an underlying problem
like. diabetes. You should see the doctor to verify the ailment and
treat it. But note that Fohow International has cure for a lot of
ailments, including diabetes, hypertension, stroke, etc.
Recent Research has revealed that although it is good to drink plenty
of water, too much water can lead to excessive sweating, insomnia
(inability to sleep), and even death; a clear case of too much of
everything is bad, I guess!
It is said that the appropriate quantity of water that a woman should
drink is 8 glasses, and a man 10 glasses daily. However, you are the
consumer, and you are to decide what you can conveniently consume
Here comes a very relevant question. Are you to drink cold or warm
water? Opinions differ on this issue.
According to Ancient Chinese Medicine, warm water activates the
digestive system, stimulates blood flow to the intestines and prevents
constipation, detoxifies the body, prevents acne and other skin
problems, relieves nasal congestion, combats pains especially joint
pains and menstrual cramps, increases blood circulation along with
protecting internal organs from damage. They do not recommend cold
water because of the belief that it causes contraction of muscles.
Indeed most health professionals recommend drinking warm water for
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU TAKEYOUR TIANSHI AND FOHOW SUPPLEMENTS WITH WARM
WATER, NOT COLD WATER, FOR BEST RESULTS.
A doctor opined that drinking cold water along with or immediately
after a meal, causes indigestion. For menstrual cramps, warm or hot
water is an excellent remedy.
However, during your excercise, especially on a hot day, naturally you
should drink cold water to cool your body temperature. Anyone going
for warm water will be doing that at his/her own peril. When you have
a fever, cold water helps to cool the body. Some, however, are of the
opinion that anyone who has fever should not drink cold water as it
would worsen the ailment. It is said that drinking cold water and
having cold baths help to burn fat.
I advise at this stage that you either boil your drinking water, or
use the water purifyer. This will safeguard you from diseases.
In conclusion, I wish to say that occasions will arise when it is more
appropriate to drink warm or cold water. Follow your instincts, and
at the same time play safe by listening to the warnings given by the
professionals, in order to maintain optimal health. It is all in your
Stay Healthy Always And Remain Blessed.