Hydration is key to many vital roles our bodies play. However, many people do not drink enough water on any given day. With thousands of beverages on the market today, most leading brands offer caffeine products that are also natural diuretics.
Diuretics naturally cause water loss in the body, and are typically taken in the pharmaceutical form of “water pills.” Caffeine is a natural diuretic found in many of the popular drinks today, such as coffee, tea, and energy drinks.
When you wake up in the morning, your body is dehydrated from losing about one liter of water during the night. This water loss occurs in the night through breathing and sweating, which is why you weigh less first thing in the morning. If you start your morning off with a cup of tea or coffee, this caffeine diuretic will contribute to more dehydration at the start of your day and may cause you to become more fatigued. Drinking a glass of warm temperature water first thing in the morning, and waiting 90 minutes for that cup of joe, will help hydrate your body and kickstart your organs for the rest of the day.
Homeostasis is a scientific word for the balance of the physiological processes in our bodies. One aspect of homeostasis is the regulation of body temperature. When you consume water regularly, your body replenishes the organs, including your skin and your sweat glands. Sweating is the body’s natural cooling system which releases water from the pores in the form of sweat. This water loss can contribute to dehydration if you are not regularly replenishing the water lost with daily perspiration. Sweating does not occur exclusively with exercise or in the hot, humid climates we experience here in southwest Florida. Sweating occurs throughout the day to help regulate the body’s temperature for optimal function. Drinking plenty of water will help aid your body in regulating it’s temperature and staying hydrated through this process.
With cold and flu season at a peak, the easiest way to combat the germs is to drink more water! Drinking water is often overlooked as a benefit to a healthy immune system. However, water is directly related to immunity strength. The hydrogen and oxygen molecules that form water (H2O) are used in nearly every chemical reaction that takes place for our bodies to function. The oxygen we breathe and oxygen we consume through water are both carried to the body’s cells to assist in proper body functioning. Water also supports the kidneys with flushing harmful toxins out of our bodies. Water can reduce the risk of kidney and bladder cancer through this rapid flushing of toxins.
Reduce Cancer Risk
Unknown to many, drinking filtered water may help reduce your risk of cancer. Through many research studies over the past few years, a correlation between environmental toxins and cancer have been discovered on countless occasions. Many of these toxins can be found in the tap water of your home, even if you use a faucet filtration system. The Environmental Work Group has reported that 87% of cancer-causing toxins can be found in untreated tap water. These toxins can range from arsenic to disinfectants, which, according to the World Health Organization, can cause cancer of the skin, bladder, and lungs. Using a home purification system will help eliminate these toxins and ensure your household has the purest water available. Crystal Clear’s Whole House Reverse Osmosis system removes 99% of all toxins, and you will taste the difference!
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