A lot of research reports point to hydration as a key factor to maintaining good health. Nutrition experts such as Brad King (best-selling author of Fat Wars) and well-known fitness professionals such as Clark Bartram (author of Spiritually Fit) frequently emphasize the importance of water in our diets. After all, our bodies are composed of nearly 70% water. If you lose that water, you are losing part of what your body is made of.
The late Dr. Batmanghelidj, MD, the best-selling author of Your Body’s Many Cries for Water has also published literature regarding the effects of improper hydration. There is a published interview with Dr. Batmanghelidj wherein he shares answers to such questions as how dehydration impairs mental functioning, why the body produces cholesterol and how water keeps it in balance, and which common ailments and "diseases" are actually caused by dehydration. You can check out the interview here: The Water Cure: An interview with Dr. Batmanghelidj
Note the following symptoms of dehydration in the body:
• Feeling tired when it is not the result of strenuous work (in its extreme form, chronic fatigue)
• Excessive hunger and cravings
• Feeling flushed
• Feeling irritable and easily angered
• Feeling anxious without a justified cause
• Feeling depressed
Imagine how many of the health problems we experience today are actually resultant conditions of the lack of proper hydration. So if you need a place to start in improving your health (without having to compare and analyze vitamins and other supplements), start by drinking more water. Water hydrates the body...and hydration is a key to better health, energy, and longevity.
NOTE: As I am not yet used to moderating comments on this blog, I accidentally rejected a comment posted by TC. I am copying here from an email notification I received. I thought it was worth sharing. (Sorry, TC, I didn't mean to delete it).
TC has left a new comment on your post "Hydration is a Key":
Hey Liggy. It is true. To many people don't really understand the significance of being adequately hydrated especially when it comes to eliminating many of the generalized ill health conditions. I have written extensively on the water issue in my book - Live Smart and have posted about it as well. I even have an insightful Squidoo page about water if your interested. http://squidoo.com/clean-drinking-water. Some good info there. Your site is looking great.
Please look at his suggested page, too, for more information regarding this subject. Thanks!!!