“Most times your "hunger" is your body begging for water - not food.”
-Doctor F. Batmanghelidj MD, author of "Your Body's Many Cries For Water"
I heard a very interesting piece of information regarding water and our health. It stated that most of us are dehydrated all of the time. Yes, I agree with this statement. It also brought up something I had not heard before. It said that as we start drinking more water the body cranks up it’s waste management system and starts getting rid of the toxins that it has been holding onto. And not just holding onto, but listen to this. Our bodies are amazing, complex miraculous systems. When we don’t have enough water in our body to make things run the way they were meant to run our body adjusts to this and comes up solutions to keep things going. The body actually stores the toxins until it can dispose of it properly. Much like we place our garbage in the garbage can until garbage day. Well when water comes into the system one of the many requirements it has is to take out the garbage. If we have not taken out the garbage for a while this will be one of the more important tasks when an abundance of water comes in. This is why we find we have to go to the bathroom so much when we start drinking more water. Eventually the running to the bathroom will slow down and become normal again. But many people not knowing this decide that drinking more water is just too in convenient and stop before they even begin to have any benefit.
Here are some facts about water in our body,
Blood is 83% water
the Brain is 74% water
our Muscles are 75% water
Blood is thicker and harder for the body to push around the body when dehydrated.
In the morning we have a higher percentage of toxins in our body, this is the most important time to drink water, not coffee, which dehydrates us even further.