by Cindy Jones-Shoeman, citizen
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(NaturalNews) More than fifty percent of the human body is made of
water. Knowing that, it’s not hard to realize how important staying
hydrated is to a person’s well-being. In fact, dehydration can cause
confusion, dizziness, and sluggishness in addition to other more serious
symptoms. And while people can go for weeks without eating, a person
can’t live more than a few days without water. Water is a precious,
valuable resource for the human body.

Knowing this, people still persist in drinking beverages that don’t truly hydrate and cleanse the body. In the modern day, it’s so much easier to grab a sugary soda or a grande latte than it is to pour a simple, clean cup of water. But if a person can drink the water instead, she will reap so many benefits! Here are just a few of them:

Detoxification: Randa Khalil says on Disabled World‘s website that water is "the most ancient and potent natural detox
aid ever known to mankind." Unlike other fluids people can put in their
bodies, water is clean and pure, and it helps the body remove toxins from their diet. The kidneys have a daunting task, but water can help them.

As a diet aid: It might sound funny, but lots of people on the Standard American Diet confuse thirst for hunger, so instead of drinking
a glass of water, they eat! While many foods have water in them, there
might not be enough to satisfy a person’s thirst. If a person is trying
to watch his weight, he might try drinking a glass of water first. His
body will thank him.

Rehydration: People need to rehydrate
during the day. As people lose water simply by living – through
urination and breathing, people lose water every day, so it’s important
to fill back up. People also need to rehydrate when they have been
exercising or if they are ill; in fact, water is even more important
during these times.

Water is important in so many ways, but
people today are worried about their water sources. Fortunately, there
are good filtration systems to cleanse water before a person drinks it.
People on a budget can purchase water pitchers with replaceable carbon
filters. These filters can remove many impurities in water, toxins like
lead, mercury, copper, and cadmium. Some filters can even remove a
majority of chlorine and fluoride.

There’s no excuse not to drink plenty of water. After all, doesn’t it make sense to replenish the body’s most important element?