Benefits Of Drinking More Water

💧Yes, you’ve heard it before: drink more water! The question is, why? Does drinking a lot (plenty) of water really make any difference? The answer is a big, rotund YES. This is something that you can see for yourself when you increase your water intake.

Every system in the human body counts on water to function. Just a 5% drop in bodily fluids will zap your energy, and a 15% drop may even cause death 😰

About 55-75% of the human adult body is made of water. The percentage of water in infants is much higher at around 75-78%, dropping to 65% by one year of age. When you stop and realize that, in fact, many of our organs are composed mainly of water, it’s easy to appreciate how important and great water is for us.

Our blood is more than 80% water, and the brain is more than 75% water. Our liver, which is necessary to filter out everything that enters the body, is 96% water! It works better when water is readily available within our system.

Each day our body uses about 2.5 liters of water just to survive, which should be replaced. Breathing alone uses between 1-2 pints of water a day 😲 Active people need to drink more than lethargic ones.

Some of the main benefits are:

💧Flushing toxins out of the body.

💧Helps to improve digestion.

💧Boosts energy

💧Regulates body temperature

💧Helps convert food into energy

💧Improves performance

💧Moistens oxygen for breathing

💧It keeps looking our skin youthful, as it hydrates and plumps it.

💧Relieves tiredness
💧Improves nutrients’ absorption
💧Helps carrying oxygen and nutrients to our cells

💧Natural cure for headache

💧Cushions joints and cartilage

💧Energizes muscles

💧Can help with fat loss

💧Assists in keeping an optimal fluid balance

💧Increases focus – productivity boost

💧It’s essential for the kidneys to function

💧It helps the body heals faster

So how much water is enough? Aim to have between 2.5-4 liters a day 💧

Water is the driving force of all nature ~ Leonardo da Vinci

Where do you get YOUR protein?

Where do you get YOUR protein? Instead of worrying about how much protein we are getting, we should actually focus more on the SOURCES of our protein. Protein in our foods comes packaged together with other things that can either be harmful or healthful, depending on the source.

Protein from ANIMAL sources comes packaged with saturated fats, cholesterol, antibiotics, hormones including IGF1, estrogens, & progesterones, heme iron, choline & L-carnitine which are transformed into TMAO, heterocyclic amines, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, industrial pollutants such as mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls, & dioxins, advanced glycation endproducts, & neu5GC.

These compounds are linked to inflammation, atherosclerosis, tumor cell growth, oxidative stress, insulin resistance, endocrine disruption, unhealthy weight gain, increased acid load, & negative changes in our gut bacteria. Even when we buy organic or grass-fed, we still get almost all of these noxious elements – they are inherent to the foods themselves.

In contrast, protein from PLANT sources comes packaged with polyunsaturated fats, monounsaturated fats, fiber, & thousands of additional health-promoting phytonutrients including vitamins, polyphenols, & other antioxidants.

This combination is a winning one, as it lowers oxidative stress and inflammation, increases insulin sensitivity, promotes a healthy gut microbiome, & reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Alzheimer’s, gout, kidney stones, & fatty liver disease, among others. Plant protein has even been shown to decrease the risk of premature death compared to animal protein.

We can get ALL of the protein we need from plants. The choice is yours. Where will you get your protein?