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WATER – ESSENTIAL FOR LIFE By Sajida Mirza, Administrator @ www.healthyfoodmanagement.comWhy water is essential for life? • As we know water is a vital part of our life and most precious global resource, every part of our body - organs, tissues and skin cartilage dependent on water, the functions of our organs will weaken if they are not supplied with enough potable water. • Clean and safe drinking water sustain human life and away from waterborne illnesses. Contaminated water can cause serious health problems (Healthy individuals may have mild and no symptoms from infections, they usually recover without long-term health problems, and however, persons with weakened immune systems may have more severe or life-threatening illnesses). • Water has several uses apart for drinking, it is necessary for recreational water activities such as swimming which helps to promote healthy living; other usage are in sanitation, cleanliness, food and personal hygiene and at various places like home and industry. • Often water plays important role in emergency and during disaster. Without water there is no existence hence it is essential for life. How much water you need to drink? The minimum amount of water you need depends on your body weight. A more accurate calculation is to drink an ounce of water for every two pounds of body weight. Dehydration or loss of water from body causes dry skin, lowered energy, muscle cramps, reduced alertness and affects vital organs. How drinking water benefits and helps us to live healthier? • Consuming plenty of water helps in skin glowing as it moisturizes from inside and maintains elasticity and allows younger look. • Helps in reducing the risk of heart diseases and maintain cardio-vascular system healthy.
• Helps in digestion of food and absorption of nutrients, excretes waste - produce during metabolism. • Helps in constipation, drinking plenty of water with rich fiber diet like oats meal relieves from constipation. • Helps in keeping mind alert and prevents from dizziness. • Helps in detoxification by preventing - diseases arises from toxins. • Helps in regulating body temperature and boosts the immunity. • Drinking cold or ice water reduces intoxication of alcohol. It relieves fatigue, giddiness, vomiting sensation and quenches thirst. It improves symptoms related to heat / temperature, blood and poison. • Drinking hot water stimulates hunger, helps in easy digestion, sooths throat, cleanses bladder, and reduces hiccups. • Drinking hot water also helps to reduce the symptoms of cold, cough, fevers and breathlessness. It removes and flushes the metabolic toxins from the body.How water can be consumed in different ways?Today, most of the consumer wants to combine health-oriented lifestyle by consuming liquidsin form of beverages; you may find many options of water based drinks in your local groceryand supermarket, few examples are sport/ functionality, health oriented, energy, kids nutrients,wellness and so on. Trendy flavored water also gained popularity in many parts of the world.Now, many consumers are aware of the functionality and importance of an adequate supply ofwater. For a sport-based water ‘isotonicity’ with added benefits of minerals, vitamins andnutritional supplements, For wellness and active relaxation and immunity ‘antioxidants’ and‘functional food ingredients’, For kids water the target is rich in minerals like calcium andfluoride, for consumers who want fruit flavor with minerals such as apple, lemon,pomegranate, tea, super berries with calcium are just some of exciting sensational flavors.Herbal water is the elixir of life; it is a strong solvent and helps in easy disposal of wastes fromour body, alkaline nature of herbal water helps in minimizing acidic wastes in our body, it haslow dissolved oxygen and high dissolved molecular hydrogen, it has the capability to neutralizefree radicals and has calcium in an ionic form.“Research on the Hunza people of northern Pakistan has indicated that the major differencebetween these long-lived healthy people and their less healthy brethren is in the water theydrink. Living in the mountains, they have access to glacier melt from rushing mountain streams.This water is very high in electrons, energy and minerals. It is also in micro form, which meansthat it has increased power to dissolve minerals and salts.”
“In a recent preliminary investigation in Norway suggests a possible link between acidic drinkingwater and Type I diabetes. Children who consumed water with a pH between 6.2 and 6.9 were3.7 times more likely to be diagnosed with Type I diabetes, compared to children drinking lessacidic water, lead author Dr. Lars C. Stene and colleagues report in the September issue of thejournal, Diabetes Care. Dr. Stene, who is with Aker and Ulleval University in Oslo , and his teamevaluated tap water samples from the homes of 64 children with Type I diabetes and 250healthy children drinking water with a pH of 7 or above.Better, is water that has been purifiedthrough proper filtration like reverse osmosis or distillation and then alkalized and energizedthrough a process of electro-magnetic micro-ionization. The most critical need is to correct theloss of electrons in blood, urine and saliva, which has been highlighted by my experienceworking with obesity, hypo or hyperglycemics, Type I and Type II diabetics, cancer and AIDS.”Important Note: We need to adopt healthy drinking water habits while having meals, don’tdrink cold water in between and after meals, drinking warm water after your meal is good forhealth, Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea between their meals -not cold water.However, the cold water will solidifies the fat what you have eaten just. It will slow down thedigestion. Once this "sludge" reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by theintestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fatsand lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.Inspired from http://articlesofhealth.blogspot.com/2007/02/science-of-ph-miracle-water-ionizers.html Read more articles exclusively on www.healthyfoodmanagement.com/articles http://twitter.com/Healthy_Food_