Water! It’s the most common compound on earth, so why not put it to use?
The truth is, water should always be the beverage of choice. While the
human body can go about 3 weeks without food, it cannot survive for more
than 3 days without water.
Water has many medicinal applications, and today we’ll highlight 5 diseases that can be reduced or even cured by drinking water.
Our joints are cushioned by fluid-filled sacs, but when we are
dehydrated, our bodies draw water fro these non-essential areas. As a
result, joints are not adequately cushioned and movement can become
painful. Moderate dehydration can actually mimic arthritis.
Gout, being a form of arthritis, is also markedly improved if not
completed kept at bay with a proper consumption of water. Water helps to
remove uric acid and other toxins from joints that build-up causing
swelling and pain.
3. Heart Disease
Heart disease is rampant and we seem to be able to do little to control
it. However, it appears as though there is a strong relationship between
water and coronary health. One study demonstrated that drinking 5 or
more glasses of water per day can cut the risk of dying from a heart
attack by 50%
4. Kidney Stones
A proper supply of water helps to keep the kidneys functioning properly.
Kidneys, along with the liver and urinary tract, are responsible for
ridding the body of toxic materials.
Did you know that 2 glasses of water increased the metabolic rate by
about 30% in one study? Researchers believe that an increase in water
intake of 6 glasses per day could burn about 5 lbs of fat per year