About 70% of the human body is made up of water. This exposes just how important water is to the body and how necessary it is to keep supplying the body with this important fuel. However, a lot of us find it hard to drink as little as 2 glasses of water daily; many would rather have soda, coffee or alcohol with their meals.
Our bodies have ways of complaining of dehydration and most of us don’t know this but keep popping pills to cure an ailment which could just well be solved by increasing our water intake.
Some health conditions and diseases that may be caused by dehydration include migraine, headaches, constipation, irregular menstruation, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, throat ailments, diarrhea and obesity.
Water therapy is quite simple. It involves drinking at least six glasses of water, first thing in the morning about an hour before breakfast. This water must be taken before you brush your teeth. Let me break it down for easy understanding -:
- You wake up early in the morning and the first thing you do is to drink 6 glasses of water. If you are new to water therapy, you may find it difficult to gulp down 6 glasses of water all at once but you can do 2 glasses, rest and another two glasses until you have completed the ‘dose’.
- You wait for at least one hour before eating anything at all.
- Avoid drinking alcohol the night before to prepare your body for the experience.
The quality of water that you drink goes a long way too. Alkaline water helps to reduce risks of cancer and combat a lot of diseases caused by high levels of acidity in the body so you should consider doing your water therapy with alkaline water. Amazon has water ionizers here that can be used to make alkaline water easily.
Some of the benefits of water therapy include-:
- Cleansing the colon-:When you drink water on an empty stomach just like you do during water therapy, it helps to cleanse your colon and then the nutrients from the foods you eat becomes easier to consume.
- Promotes weight loss-: Do you know that water helps to increase metabolism and increase the rate at which your body burns fat? When you drink water in the morning, your metabolism rates increases by up to 24%.
- Makes your skin glow -: Water also helps to distribute nutrients from food to all parts of the body and also helps to remove toxins from your body thereby improving skin glow and clarity.
- Promotes production of new blood-: Water enhances the production of new blood which has restorative effect and can even cure existing ailments in the body.
- Helps to fight infection-: Water also helps to boost the immune system and fight infections in the body by flushing out toxins and speeding up the healing process.
- Reduces morning sickness in pregnant women-: Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is sometimes caused by acid reflux and reducing your stomach acidity levels would help to reduce these conditions during pregnancy. Instead of taking antacid medications, 6 glasses of alkaline water every morning can go a long way in reducing alkaline levels in the body of a pregnant woman.
- Fights Constipation-: Water therapy is also a very good way to reduce constipation in the body especially when you add lemon juice to the water.
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