Updated: Nov 24, 2018
Water and your brain matter.
Our bodies require a minimum amount of clean, pure, natural water each day to maintain a good level of hydration.
A properly hydrated body will increase "cell" communication. This results in a far more efficient transportation of hormones, chemical messengers and nutrients around the body that translates to improved health and vitality. The brain is 85% water and controls the body’s waterways – without proper hydration it cannot do its job properly.
Drinking plenty of water assists our bodies in the following ways: -
Increased absorption and utilisation of nutrients
Enhanced oxygen availability to the cells
Heightened detoxification of the body as a whole
Greater more efficient cell replication
In western society today, people have adapted to drinking coffee, fruit drinks, soft drinks and other such products as a means of satisfying our thirst. What many people do not realise is that many of these drinks do the opposite; they
DEHYDRATE our bodies of water and are detrimental to our physical needs.
Good hydration is as important as good eating.
Water Requirement Calculation
A good guideline below is for the minimum daily intake for our body weight. The calculation indicates the minimum amount of water you need a day to assist your cells functioning optimally.
This is calculated on our body weight in kg’s, divided by 0.024. This level of water intake works out at 1 litre plus 1 cup (1250ml) for each 30kg of body weight.
An 80 kg person would require 3.3 litres per day
= 80kg divided by 0.024 = 3.3 litres per day
Soda drinks, alcohol and caffeinated beverages do not count as water intake as they have diuretic and dehydrating properties; they deplete the stores of water from our bodies. It’s also vital to remember that during exercise, your minimum daily volume of water won’t be enough. We lose at least 450ml of water each day as we breath. This will increase to at least 1 litre if the day is hot or we are doing exercise.
Water for Body Weight Chart
The following chart is a general guideline for the litres per day of water that we require to maintain good cell hydration. Remember, more is better.
Adding Pure, Natural Salts to Drinking Water
While we are drinking water, we can also improve the level of electrolytes we take into our bodies. This is done by adding a pinch of quality, natural, non-iodised salt to our drinking water. In doing this we assist the body in maintaining the balance of electrolytes in cells and the water surrounding them. This has a huge impact on the health of our cells; by retaining more minerals and water within the structure of our cells which has a significant healing impact on our bodies. By making the cells job easier, it assists the detox process. Many of us are over acidic, and the salt will
assist us to regain a normal PH balance, thus reducing our oxidization (ageing) and allowing the healing process to begin.
This must be 100% organic sea salt, never processed salt.
Mineral water never tap water
Tap water contains chemicals and oestrogens, which cause disruption in out hormonal balance. Only mineral water should be consumed. Plastic bottles release harmful xenoestrogens into water. Glass bottled water only. Evian, Vittel,
Fiji or Volvic or better yet an investment in a reverse osmosis water filter is best.