Six reasons to make sure you drink enough pure water

Posted by: Judit

2014-03-20

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People seem to carry bottled water everywhere they go these days. But water lovers got a jolt recently when we heard that a new report had found that the benefits of drinking pure water may have been oversold. Apparently, the old suggestion to drink eight glasses a day was nothing more than a guideline, not based on scientific evidence.

But don’t put your water bottle or glass down just yet!

While we may not need eight glasses, there are plenty of reasons to drink water. In fact, drinking water is essential to your health. Fluid losses occur continuously, from skin evaporation, breathing, urine, and stool, and these losses must be replaced daily for good health.

Here are six reasons to make sure you’re drinking enough pure water or other fluids every day:

Drinking Water Helps Maintain the Balance of Body Fluids. Your body is composed of about 60% water. The functions of these bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature. When you’re low on fluids, the brain triggers the body’s thirst mechanism. You should listen to those cues and get yourself a drink of water, juice, milk, coffee – anything but alcohol.

Pure Water Can Help Control Calories. For years, dieters have been drinking lots of water as a weight loss strategy. While water doesn’t have any magical effect on weight loss, substituting it for higher calorie beverages can certainly help.

Water Helps Energize Muscles. Cells that don’t maintain their balance of fluids and electrolytes shrivel, which can result in muscle fatigue.

Pure Water Helps Keep Skin Looking Good. Your skin contains plenty of water, and functions as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss. But don’t expect over-hydration to erase wrinkles or fine lines!

Water Helps Your Kidneys. Your kidneys do an amazing job of cleansing and ridding your body of toxins as long as your intake of fluids is adequate.

Water Helps Maintain Normal Bowel Function. Adequate hydration keeps things flowing along your gastrointestinal tract and prevents constipation.

And a plus for daily excursions in the beautiful Swiss mountains: 

Katadyn MyBottle Purifier is the ingenious drinking bottle with an integrated virus filter. It enables the purification of drinking water at any time and anywhere. The filter removes bacteria and protozoa as well as particles and also blocks viruses. The MyBottle doesn’t require chemicals or batteries.

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