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10 Surprising Reasons to Drink More Water

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More than two-thirds of your body weight is water. Without adequate water your body’s biochemical and electrical (yes electrical, read on!) processes begin to break down. The list of reasons your body needs water is as plentiful as the functions in your body, so due to space limitations, here are 10 good reasons to drink more water:

1. Your blood is over 80 percent water and needs water to make healthy new blood cells.

2. Your bones are over 50 percent water and, you guessed it, need water to make healthy new bone cells.

3. Drinking more water actually helps lessen pain in your body by getting your lymphatic system moving. The lymphatic system is a network of nodes, tubes, vessels, and fluid that move waste out of your tissues. It requires water to function properly.

4. Water helps to eliminate wastes and toxins from your body through the lymphatic system, kidneys, and intestines.

5. Water lubricates your joints and helps reduce joint pain and protect against wear and tear.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 15-time book author and doctor of traditional natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and The Phytozyme Cure. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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12:45AM PDT on Jul 15, 2014

Thanks !!
Here are my reasons: http://www.honeydustblog.com/wellness/15-reasons-to-drink-more-water-now
Hope they're helpful :)

4:49AM PDT on May 6, 2014

One thing I do not suffer from is not drinking enough water LOL! Constant dry mouth means I'm sipping all day long, with frequent rest room visits.....

4:32AM PDT on May 6, 2014

I finally added a reminder to my electronic calendar as a pop-up that says "TRY to drink more water". It is really amazing.

3:24AM PDT on Sep 16, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

3:20AM PDT on Sep 16, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

9:16AM PDT on Aug 27, 2013

Thank you. I always feel I don't drink enough water but I don't like drinking when I'm not thirsty.

8:36AM PDT on Aug 16, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

9:25AM PDT on Aug 5, 2013

great article

4:42PM PDT on Jul 28, 2013

I drink a lot of water, keep a filtered jug in the fridge at all times, and I don't drink any juices or teas 'straight' anymore. I dilute them by at least a third, but often by two thirds, with water. Honestly, undiluted juices just don't quench my thirst. Try it - you'll save yourself calories and money, as well as improve your health.

3:27AM PDT on Jul 15, 2013

Thank you :)

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