It has been estimated that our bodies consist of over 600 trillion cells, each one containing seventy percent water. Now, without getting into a lot of medical mumbo jumbo, the basic fact is that nature never does anything without a reason, so that water is there for a purpose, and that purpose is to keep us healthy. It is now an undisputed fact that the quantity and quality of our water intake is one of the major contributors to how we feel and to the functioning of the control center, our brain.
Dead Cells and Toxins.
Dead cells and toxins must be flushed from the body or they will accumulate and cause disease. Place a rotten fish in a refrigerator and it will contaminate all the other food. This is exactly what happens when your body fails to cleanse itself of debris and toxins, it becomes contaminated and disease sets in. Your body relies on you to provide it with water to flush this debris out. Not alcohol, not soft drinks, not tea or coffee, not milk but water. Put dirty fuel in your car and it will misfire, cough and splutter. Drink anything except pristine water and chances are you will do much the same. There never has been or ever will be a better substance than pure water for internal cleansing.
The Immune System
The power of the immune system is located in the blood where protection is found from foreign pathogens (an agent that causes disease, especially a living micro-organism such as bacterium or fungi). Antibodies within the blood search out and destroy these pathogens attached to organisms within the body. When blood, which is ninety percent water, becomes contaminated with toxins the antibodies become sluggish and unable to function properly. By providing our bodies with the best possible water we enhance its ability to heal and repair. Modern medicine can indeed cure us of many ailments, however quite often it can only be a “quick fix.” If the antibodies cannot do their job properly it is only a matter of time until another disease strikes.
How Much Water Do We Need?
Your lungs expel between two and four cups per day, another two to four cups are expelled through perspiration (not including exercise induced perspiration) and on average another six cups when you go to the toilet. You need a minimum of two liters per day. To some this may seem to be an impossible task, however, taken in small quantities throughout the day, it is not hard at all.