“But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” (John 4:14)

201308-millsWe all know that we need to drink water. Humans can only last approximately 3 to 5 days without any water, some healthier individuals a day or so longer. We can certainly survive much longer without food, so we know that water is very important for our bodies. I am beginning to realize how amazing it is that we put so little effort into drinking the proper amount of water every day, when it is so important to our bodies and therefore our health. I received this email the other day and thought that I would include it in my article, as it certainly appears to be good advice.

“How many folks do you know who say they don’t want to drink anything before going to bed because they’ll have to get up during the night!! Heart Attack and Water – I never knew all of this! Interesting……. Something else I didn’t know … I asked my Doctor why people need to urinate so much at night time. Answer from my Cardiac Doctor-Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs, etc.) seeks level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. This then ties in with the last statement!

I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me. Correct time to drink water…Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist!

Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body

Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body: 2 glasses of water after waking up – helps activate internal organs – 1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal – helps digestion. 1 glass of water before taking a bath – helps lower blood pressure – 1 glass of water before going to bed – avoids stroke or heart attack. I can also add to this… My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.”

There are plenty of benefits from drinking water. These include weight loss to proper kidney functioning and water plays a big part in our life. They say that about 70% of our body is made up of water and it is understandable that we need to replenish this water every day. Here are a number of the benefits of drinking water taken from website www.healthcave.com:

Weight loss – Water is truly the best negative calorie food there is, a glass of water contains no calories and taking it before a meal will mean your stomach will be a bit full and you can get away without having to eat the extra food.

Ph balance – The human body needs a 7+ Ph range so that it can function properly. Drinking enough water throughout the day helps to maintain this balance.

Healthy Heart – We have talked plenty about how to keep your heart healthy, but a study done in the Loma Linda university in California, involving 20 thousand healthy men and woman in the age range of 38 to 100 years, came up with the results that those who drank enough water throughout the day were, 41% in women and 54% in men, less likely to have a heart attack. But this does not works with other liquids, so if you substitute water with milk, tea, coffee etc. then you will have increased chances of heart attack, which is, to be precise, in women 50% and in men 41%.

Healthy Skin – Those of you who have wasted plenty of time and money on expensive cosmetics will be quite surprised to hear that drinking enough water throughout the day is sufficient for having a natural glowing skin. For long term skin benefits, just keep drinking water regularly.

Helps keep dehydration away – for keeping your body properly hydrated, one must drink enough water throughout the day.

Pain relief – Water is said to help people with joint pain, when the body is properly hydrated then muscles are more elastic and gets less strain and prevents joint pain.

Remove toxins – Water removes toxins from the body and keeps it nice and clean. So, water is a good cleansing tool as well.

Metabolism – Water improves your metabolism, which is another reason why it helps you with weight loss. There are other foods that helps boost your metabolism like probiotics for example, but water is easily available and costs nothing.

Kidney health – Kidneys require enough water to keep filtering the liquid waste from our body, lack of water can result in a lot of problems, as the liquid in the kidneys need to be diluted before removing.

Prevent cancer – Drinking good amounts of water everyday helps in keeping bladder and colon cancer away.

Restoring energy and feeling fresh – water keeps the body well hydrated, which makes us feel a lot fresher and thus restores a lot of energy, by which we can easily carry through a lot of work.

Headache solution – while there can be many reasons for having a headache, for most common reasons, dehydration is responsible. Drinking enough water throughout the day can keep the headache away and also if you got a headache, drinking some water can help cure it.

Constipation – Water, along with foods which are high in roughage content, like salads, helps in curing and keeping constipation away. Several diseases like gastric or heartburn etc. can be kept at bay, if water is taken regularly.

Body temperature – Water helps in controlling body temperature, this is especially important for the athletes or those that are working out. Water is preferred over other liquids because our body absorbs water much better than any other liquid.

Helps sickness – Drinking water helps in getting well sooner, as being sick leaves us with low water in our body. This can make us even more dehydrated and to prevent this, we just need to drink more water.

Nutrient transport – Water helps in sending the nutrients from one place of our body to another, thus creating a constant flow which helps our body to function properly.

Pregnant woman – During pregnancy, the body’s need of adequate water is very important to keep the nutrients flowing and keeping infections, etc. away.

There are plenty of health benefits of drinking water, however for most people; drinking water makes them feel good. Begin your day with a glass of fresh drinking water; it is the best way to start a day.

Dr. F. Batmanghelidj, MD, in his excellent book “Your Body’s Many cries for WATER” believes that many people are taking medications for illnesses that could possibly be cured by just drinking more water! The cover of his book says “You’re Not sick; You’re Thirsty. Don’t Treat Thirst with Medication”. His website is www.watercure.com. He also mentions that with drinking more water than we need, we should include more sea salt, as they work together. He suggests for every 10 glasses of water per day we should have approximately ½ teaspoon sea salt.

Here are three Scriptures that show us how important water is. “For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.”(Eze. 36:24-25). “And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.”(Rev. 21:6). “And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.”(Rev. 22:1). The final great water of life is our Lord Jesus Christ!