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10 Surprising Reasons to Drink More Water

6. Water regulates your metabolism so if you’re overweight chances are you may need more water.

7. Water balances body temperature.

8. Water helps to ensure adequate electrical functioning so your brain and nervous system function properly. Your brain and nervous system send out electrical signals to function properly. Researchers estimate that your brain gives off about the same amount of electricity as a 60 watt light bulb. So, there’s some truth to the image of a light bulb going on when someone has a good idea.

9. Water alleviates dehydration (and I’ve already mentioned that most people are chronically dehydrated).

10. Every cell and organ in your body requires adequate water to function properly.

So, one of the quickest and easiest ways to improve your health is to start drinking more pure water every day. Be sure to drink water an empty stomach or you’ll simply be diluting your digestive enzymes and making your digestion less effective.

And, choose purified water as much as possible (but get yourself a BPA-free water bottle so you won’t pollute the planet with all those plastic water bottles. In wealthy, developed nations with plentiful access to water, we really have no excuses for not drinking enough water.

Adapted with permission of the author from the upcoming book, The Phytozyme Cure. (Wiley, December 2010). Copyright Michelle Schoffro Cook.

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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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