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Quench Your Mood With Water - reasons why water is so important for your mental and physical health

November 8, 2019



 Reasons why WATER is so important? 

  • You have approximately 70 trillion cells in your body and every cell in your body relies on water

  • Brain cells are 85% water

  • Water is essential for blood circulation with 20% of blood circulation allocated to the brain for energy production

  • Transports nutrients

  • Chemical messengers are made in brain cells (neurotransmitters).

  • Adults are 70 - 75% water

  • Moistens oxygen for easier breathing

  • Cushions bones and joints and absorbs shocks to joints and organs

  • Regulates body temperature

  • Prevents tissues from sticking

  • Water provides essential minerals for optimum health (electrolytes)

  • Water is the vehicle for transporting many of the communication messengers between brain and body

  • Flushes toxins and removes waste

  • Improves oxygen delivery to the cells

  • Improves cell to cell communication

  • Empowers the body’s natural healing process

  • Water is your power house – water provides hydroelectric energy

  • Water excretes toxins from the body

  • Water lubricates your joints and helps to reduce inflammation

  • If the body’s water content drops by as little as 2%, it will cause fatigue.

  •  A drop of 10% will cause significant health problems: 
– Digestive
– Cardiovascular – Immune
– Musculoskeletal 

  • Losses greater than 10% can cause death


Symptoms of Dehydration


If you experience the following symptoms you may like to consider that they are possible signs of dehydration.  


Early Signs

  • Fatigue

  • Anxiety

  • Irritability

  • Depression

  • Cravings

  • Cramps

  • Headache

Mature Signs

  • Heartburn

  • Joint Pain

  • Back Pain

  • Migraines

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Constipation

  • Colitis





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