HOW MUCH DO YOU DRINK?

pahilaa paanee jee-o hai jit hari-aa sabh ko-ay.”
First, there is life in the water, by which everything else is.” Guru Nanak 

Water, water everywhere.

Water, water everywhere.

Before you ask, no-no!! I’m not talking about what you had at the bar the other night. I’m talking about good old plain H2O. (Water). You’ve probably heard many people harking on about how much water you should take in on a daily basis. I know it’s darn confusing and downright conflicting. Some of the “experts” say, “You should drink 8 glasses a day.” Others say, “Only drink when you’re thirsty.”

Who the hell do you listen to?

I don’t claim I’m an expert and know everything there is to know, but I know enough and I’m fed up with all the confusion and myths being spread by the so called “experts.”

As you may (or may not) be aware, water is the spice of life. If you don’t drink enough you’re going to end up suffering at some point.  Generally speaking, you can go three weeks without food, but only 3 days without water.

Draw your own conclusions from that. (I don’t recommend trying either. If you want to though, be my guest). The bottom line is, water is damn essential for your good health.

Back to the subject then. How much should you drink?

Well to put it nicely, it varies from individual to individual. There’s no one  solution that fits all. If you sit on your ass all day from sun up till sun down, then you’ll probably be fine with 8 glasses. Bare in mind though, you lose plenty of water through breathing and digestion.

If you train and exercise hard, you should probably up it a tad. Try 2-3 litres.  You should drink a little more than Joe Blog that sits on his butt all day.

No excuses. None of that, “I don’t want to drink that much water because I have to go visit the gents room a lot.” Deal with it. Do you really want all that garbage you ate last night to stay in your system? Water cleans your insides out. Period.

Tip: If your pee isn’t clear, you aren’t drinking enough. If your pee is clear then you’re drinking enough. Keep it that way.

You’re probably wondering, what’s the worst that could happen if I don’t drink enough water?

Well, good question. Not only does water flush your system and keep your kidneys and liver filtering properly, but have you actually considered what your blood is made of?  Yep, I’m talking about the red stuff that flows through your veins. Blood is literally a “red river.” It’s made up of approximately 83% water. Picture this. Ever seen a river that was as dry as dirt? Literally nothing left, not even a drop. The ground’s all cracked and shrivelled like a prune. (What do you think will happen to you?).

Note: Salt is also damn vital and is a fitting combination with the water. I’m not talking about the stuff sitting on your table. That stuff is real nasty and you’d do good to avoid it. You need real, natural sea salt in crystal form.

Don’t sweat (literally) what your doctor told you about salt and high blood pressure. You aren’t going to consume tons of the stuff.  Did you know that genuine sea salt has 80 essential minerals? (I could write a whole article on it).

Ever taste your own blood? What does it taste like? It’s salty. Your blood and sweat both contain salt. You lose salt through your sweat. If you don’t replace it you’re only screwing yourself in the long run. (Trust me).

You might be wondering what’s the point of combining water and sea salt.

Well here’s the straight answer. If you just drink tons of water, it’s just going to go in and out of your system, you’ll literally clean everything out. (Good and bad).

What the sea salt does is it helps you retain enough water for all your cells. (Don’t get it confused with water bloating. You won’t bloat, unless you over do the salt). Remember the human body’s 60% water.  The brain is 70% water and the lungs are 90% water.

Tip: You should take in approximately 1 tsp of sea salt daily. With about ¼ tsp along with your daily water intake. The rest in your food intake. It isn’t going to kill you, so quit worrying about it. What I do is take 1 salt crystal after every glass of water I drink.

To summarize

  • Aim to drink at least 2 litres of water daily.
  • Take 1 sea salt crystal after every glass of water.
  • Above all. See and feel the difference in your health.

If you want to learn more about the importance of water and sea salt I recommend reading the following:

http://curezone.com/foods/saltcure.asp

Your Body’s Many Cries For Water by Dr F Batmanghelidj – A great read by the way, a real eye opener.

Time to get drinking!!!

Don’t start digging a well when you’re thirsty.G.K 

Note: Word of caution, I am no doctor. You’re an expert on your own body. The following info is all from my personal experience. That doesn’t mean you should do exactly what I do. In the event you suffer from health problems, seek medical advice.

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Comments

  1. Well said Interesting read and agree with most points brother.

    Anyway, I drink a lot of water coz I’m not a big fan of colored beverages however I’m not a big fan of salts. Most of my meal contain less salt or even no salts at all, and also what can you say about the Himalayan salts are they healthy or just a fad?

    And what do you think about the healthiest quality of water to drink? IMHO water from the city are far more different from the province. And also, what can you say about the drinking water available in the market like water with alkaline or something are they really safe or just a marketing strategies?

    • I understand your scepticism brother, in regards to the purity of water there’s no guarantee that any one source of water is better than another. Unless you live next to a spring and collect the water yourself. (Even then you’ll have to really filter it properly and there’s still no guarantee you’ll get rid of everything.There’s so much garbage in the environment that affects not just the water).

      Pretty much all the water, especially in western countries is full of fluoride. (I could write a whole article on that).

      If you buy bottles from the store, you probably don’t have any idea how long they’ve been sitting on the shelf. There’s always the possibility that chemicals in the plastic could leak into and contaminate the water itself.

      If you get your water from a tap, especially where I am, the water is recycled so many times it’s pretty darn unthinkable. I also hate the taste of the tap water in my area. So I buy water from the store. I don’t do it because I think it’s healthier, but simply because I prefer the taste. It’s a highly debatable subject with no real definitive answer. We could debate that to the end of time.

      All those water companies are just trying to market a product. It’s kind of like the whole organic vs inorganic debate.

      Genuine sea salt, really is quality, you don’t need to take tons of the stuff. But it really does contain 80 essential minerals. If you’re talking about table salt, that stuff is complete garbage and has been linked to Alzheimer’s. It’s damn toxic. Himalayan salt I personally haven’t tried so I can’t really comment on it. I know people that use it and think the world of it.

  2. Interesting read on Water.

    Water also has a unique esoteric and mystical essence. It stores memory and absorbs vibration.

    Masaru Emoto of Japan has done scientific experiments and discusses in his book, ‘Messages from Water’.

  3. Excellent point. I’ve heard of him and his work. Yep, water is certainly quite extraordinary. There’s more to it that meets the eye.

  4. I kind of forgot how important salt is to the body. Thank-you for reminding me haha!

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