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WATER- Drink Aplenty

We all  know how fast does the clear uncontaminated water flows in the taps and what happens to sludge in the drain!!! . The same phenomenon occurs in our body too.

We all know that 70%of our body is water. Water is the medium which takes the nutrients absorbed by the intestines to cell and takes away the Toxins and waste products to the kidney to be flushed out of body. If this medium becomes thick like sludge (due to lack of water intake), it will move slowly, nutreints will reach late to their destination, oxygen supply will decrease, harmful substances will remain in body for longer time and reabsorbed and will also erode the walls of their blood vessels. So intake of adequate amount of water is necesary to maintain the hydration and congenial inner environment.

There is no consensus on adequate amount of water  vital for a person. Someone recommended  that daily intake of water should be  number of ounces equal to  half your body weight. If your weight is 60kgs, you should consume 30 ounces of water i.e. 30×30=900ml of water. According to standard requirement , drink minimum of 1.5-2 lts of  water.

One must-follow routine is to have as much warm water as you can have as first thing when you get up in the morning.  This water will drain all the good  bacteria in your mouth down to your intestine where it helps in digestion. It stimulates motility of your gut and eases your motions . Consume more water in the early part of the day.

You can have your water simply or you can fortify it with various nutrients and make  it palatable. Recipes of infused water are available on internet. One site which is full of plenty of  tempting waters is pearlsipickedblog.wordpress.com.

Some of my recommendations are following additions to 1 litre of water in a glass bottle, which has been refrigerated overnight.

  • Add grated ginger, lemon slice and tulsi leaves.
  • Ginger and mint leaves / cilantro leaves with lemon.
  • Diced peach and plum
  • Apple cubes and cinnamon.
  • Slices of kiwi and pomegranate.
  • Mint and cucumber
  • Diced strawberries and cherries.
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