Water and Health

We do not disclose any secret if we say that approximately 75% of our body is pure water; water that must recover since we are continuously losing large amount of it (by urine, perspiration, breathing...)  Nor we will surprise no one if we say that it is highly recommended to drink more than 2 liters of water every day.Then... why never we achieve it ?

With this reflection we have imposed on us the task of writing this post to remind you of the importance of proper hydration:
  • Take two water glasses to get up.
  • Another one, half an hour before lunch or dinner.
  • Another, hour and a half after eating.
  • And during the day depending on the activity you make, all the necessary.

A good and simple trick to find out if we are drinking adequate water a day (either in the form of pure water or any other liquid) is to look at the color of the urine. This should be transparent or with a soft yellow tone, if you have a darker color it is obvious that the body is retaining water because of liquid  shortage.

Water for weight loss

Another important characteristic of consuming plenty of water, is that it can help lose weight. For several reasons:
  • It replaces other rich calorie liquids to hydrate ourselves. This way we stop taking, sugary sodas, coffees...
  • It gives us feeling of fullness, perfect to avoid snack between meals.
  • Our metabolism will work much better, it'll eliminate harmful toxins.
It is obvious that they should not expect wonderful results only for taking the necessary water, but what is certain is that we will be much more healthy and it is an ideal complement for those who wish to remove some extra pounds.

But how much more water better?

Like everything in this life, it is a question of balance. Drinking too much water also may have contraindications. Although it is true that multinationals that sell bottled water, have made an intense campaign for convecernos of taking large amounts of water, especially if it's bottled water (they call it mineral) and better if it is their brand :-)
You don't have to be very smart to realize the interests created after this publicity, and in the majority of cases the tap water will be us as healthy (or more) than the so hyped  bottled .
On the other hand, if you're a person with a disease (hypertension, water retention...) you need to have caution, and in that case the recommendation of your doctor is always the best option.

In summary, above all it should be common sense.