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                                 THE IMPORTANCE OF WATER
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- The Human Body Is 99% Water When It Is Conceived.
- The Human Body Is 80% Water When It Is A New Born Baby.
- The Human Body Is 50% Water When It Is Old And Has Wrinkled Skin.


As we age our bodies slowly dehydrate, or "As we dehydrate our bodies slowly age" would perhaps be another way of
looking at it.  (It's like putting grapes in a dehydrator, the more water you remove from them the more wrinkled and
shriveled up they become until they eventually turn into dry raisins.)  So in order to keep your body youthful it is
essential to also keep it properly hydrated.

Out of all of the nutrients that we need in our diet water is the one that we need the most of (as far as actual volume is
concerned) so making an effort to start replacing other drinks such as coffee, soda, and energy drinks with actual water
is a great first step in improving your diet.  (If you feel thirsty it means that your body needs water, so give it what it
needs and enjoy the feeling of better hydration.)

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                 HOW MUCH WATER SHOULD YOU DRINK IN A DAY?
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Water needs can vary greatly from person to person (Diet, activity levels, and even the weather can all have a major
impact on our hydration and water requirements.) so there is no universal amount of water that everyone on the planet
should be drinking each day, however, following the 6 tips below will help to ensure that you are getting enough water...


1. Drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up each morning before you eat or drink anything else.
2. Eat generous amounts of fruits and vegetables. (They are mostly water.)
3. Whenever you go somewhere bring water with you.
4. Never ignore thirst and ideally drink enough water that you never experience thirst in the first place.
5. Consume enough water that you are urinating about 10 times a day.
6. If your urine is dark yellow drink more water until it starts to look almost as clear like the water that you drink.


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                              THE 3 BEST SOURCES OF WATER
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1. WATER RICH FOODS

The best way to add more water to your diet is to simply eat foods that naturally have a lot of water in them and below
are some examples of foods that are high in water as well as examples of foods that are low in water...


FOODS HIGH IN WATER                                                       FOODS LOW IN WATER
















If you put an apple, a pear, or an orange in a juice machine you will get juice, but if you put 1,000,000 Oreo Cookies in a
juice machine you won't get a single drop!  Ideally you should base your diet around the foods that are abundant in
water and try to limit the amounts of dry foods that you consume because you are what you eat and dehydrated foods
will dehydrate you!

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2. DISTILLED WATER  

Our water supply is beyond polluted.  It is not uncommon for large sea creatures such as sharks to have car parts,
shoes, batteries, silverware, and countless other man-made objects in their stomachs because humans have been
using the ocean as a "junk yard".  Some species of fish are actually starting to mutate from male to female due to
pharmaceutical drugs ending up in the oceans and altering their hormones, and entire species of sea life are going
extinct because the waters have become so toxic that they simply can't live in it anymore.  

We must increase our love and respect for the ocean, and believe me, I will talk about that in great detail in a later
chapter, but while we are on the subject of what are the best kinds of drinking water I want to stress that I do not
recommend drinking tap water unless you filter it, and although there are many different types of water filters on the
market the majority of them will not be able to remove the microscopic (and most harmful) contaminants that are found

in tap water and the only water filter that I recommend buying is a water distiller.  

If you leave a bucket of dirty water outside on a hot day the water will evaporate and rise to the sky
and eventually
return as rain, and
all of the dirt that was in the dirty water will be left behind in the bucket.  A water distiller works in very
much the same way.  When you use a water distiller you fill it with water
and it will slowly heat the water until it turns into
steam, then the steam will rise to a cooling chamber above where it will be cooled and c
ondensed back into liquid water,
and then t
he liquid water will slowly drip (or "rain") into a separate container and all of the dirt, chemicals, and bacteria
that was in the original water will be left behind in the distiller.

After using your distiller for the first time open it up and look at all of the junk that got removed from the original
water.  If
you use tap water you will be shocked when you see just how filthy tap water really is and you will never want to go back
to drinking it again.  (When I use tap water in my distiller there will usually be a layer of w
hite, grey, or even brown stuff
left behind and whatever that stuff is I'm just glad that I'm not drinking it!)

Distilled water is pretty much the cleanest water you can drink.  It's pure oxygen and hydrogen and even rain water isn't
this clean in most places due to the fact that there is so much pollution in the air from automobiles and factories that as
rain falls from the clouds it will absorb some of this airborne pollution on the way down.

Although a water distiller can be expensive, if you are currently buying bottled water at the store it will actually save you
a lot of money in the long run if you get one because after you buy it you will only have to pay for the cost of the tap
water and the electricity that it takes to run the distiller
, which is only a small fraction of what it would cost to buy a bottle
of water at the store.  (Water can be expensive and a 16 oz bottle of water typically costs more than a 16 oz bottle of
Coke
or Pepsi.)

Also try to keep your distilled water in glass bottles, because one of the reasons that I don't recommend buying water at
the grocery store (including distilled water) is because it is usually sold in plastic bottles and if you have ever had the
experience of drinking bottled water that tasted like plastic it's because plastic particles from the bottle got absorbed into
the water and you were drinking plastic!

As far as what brand of distiller to get, there are many out there and I certainly haven't tried every one of them so I
simply recommend that you go on-line and search for a home water distiller that has really good reviews and a money
back guarantee.   

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3. SPRING WATER

During a rain storm much of the water will find it's way into ditches, creeks, lakes, rivers, and oceans and become
"Surface Water" while some of the water will sink into the ground and become "Ground Water" and as "Ground Water"
sinks downward into the Earth it gets filtered organically as it passes through countless layers of dirt, sand, and rock
and when this water eventually returns to the surface as "Spring Water" it is naturally filtered drinking water.

Almost all of the problems with water today is the result of pollution that has been going on since the "Industrial
Revolution" and the water that comes out of springs could have been underground for hundreds of thousands of years
and therefore may be some of the most pristine water that you can find in nature.

Springs that are located in public areas (such as parks) are usually tested for water quality on a regular basis and you
can also do your own independent testing by purchasing one of the many spring water testing kits that are on the
market, so if the water from your local spring is free of contaminants and free of cost I would strongly recommend that
you gather up some old glass bottles and start using "Spring Water" as your main source of drinking water.

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WATER
Watermelon        
97% Water
  Pop Corn
09% Water
 
Cucumbers
96% Water
  Rice Cakes
08% Water
 
Lettuce
96% Water
  Piece Of Toast
07% Water
 
Zucchini
95% Water
  Saltine Crackers
06% Water
 
Celery
94% Water
  Beef Jerky
05% Water
 
Tomatoes
93% Water
  Corn Flakes
04% Water
 
Strawberries
92% Water
  Potato Chips
03% Water
 
Apples
91% Water
  Roasted Peanuts
02% Water
 
Grapes
91% Water
  Pretzels
01% Water
 
Oranges
90% Water
  Protein Powder
00% Water