You Better Drink Lots of Water!

So now it’s finally summer! No more school and the start of fun. Now you can spend more time with family, take walks on cool evenings, go to beaches, hang out with friends, and enjoy the sun. One thing about summer in many places is that it’s too hot! Your body’s is asking for water, when you want something else, Coke, lemonade, and other sugary drinks that you think will satisfy you more. You need a lot of water, not anything else.

Water on earth is the reason we are alive, without water, life on earth wouldn’t exist. Scientists believe water was on earth shortly after it formed, from comets with ice bombarding earth. Thank you comets!

We need water for many different reasons. Many of the body’s functions require water, such as digestion, building muscles, cell repair and even the brain needs it. Our body is made of  at least 70% water. To make up for any water loss(sweating, bleeding) you need water to hydrate your body.

If you don’t like the taste of your tap water,  I suggest getting a filter. Bottled mineral water is bad for the environment, it’s also not very good for you either. Mineral water only has minerals for taste and usually are not nutritionally significant. So buy a filter, buy a reusable water bottle, and save the earth!

The problem with other drinks, such as sodas and vitamin water is that they contain other chemicals that bad for you(sugar, preservatives) that you do not need in your body.(Vitamin water and vitamins tablets are pointless, any healthy person can get vitamins naturally from food without a problem, especially on the paleo diet) Of course every one knows sugar and preservatives are bad for you and not paleo. If you’ve gotta have a tasty drink, then I suggest almond milk, maybe with cocoa powder and some honey occasionally or water flavored with lemon, but no sugar. But plain old water is the best.

Have a great summer and drink water when you’re thirsty!

  1. #1 by Abs on June 26, 2011 - 1:54 pm

    Mineral water is very healthy. It is a significant source of both magnesium and calcium. Consumption of filtered water is probably the main reason Americans are deficient in magnesium.

    And almond milk has carageenan and added nutrients that are quite likely to be harmful, like synthetic vitamin e. Definitely not a good chioice unless you make your own.

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