Water helps to cleanse the boby; it is a purifier.

@sun2day (1063)
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
April 24, 2008 2:32pm CST
Don't think I drink as much water as I ought to for the rehydration of my body. The boby can easily become dehydrated, for example: when one has diarrhea, vomiting, excessive perspiration, etc. It is said we must drink 8 glasses of water daily, that seems like a lot of water to consume. If 30 ccs or 30 mls is= 1oz. Imagine 8x30= 240 mls or ccs of water at one time. That seems like plenty of water. I would advise to drink as much water as possible, or what the stomach can hold. Some people tells me they dont like drinking water, but then they would prefer to drink something sweet. i.e. juices. My daugther advised me a couple times, not to drink and eat at the same time, so I try not to incorporate both. I eat first and drink later. I'm doing fine with that. In the begining it's a bit difficult, but you just chew slower. It is good practice, and you dont choke on your food. I am going a step further. Water makes up 45 and 75% of your body. 1. Lean Muscles contains 75% water 2. Blood contains 83% water 3. Body fat contains 25% water 4. Bones contains 22% water. I have tried to be as informative as I possibly could.
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• Lubbock, Texas
26 Apr 08
Water is definitely the very best refresher you can drink and most certainly more healthy than sweet colas or sweetened fruit drinks. As for drinking as much as the stomach will hold, I don't go along with that. It would be better to have a bottle or glass of room temperature water handy to sip on all day long. A few sips at a time at short intervals is better for your body than filling your stomach all at once. That keeps all the cells supplied with water rather than letting them get a little dehydrated and then flooding your stomach. As for eating and drinking, one nurse told me that liquid can dilute the digestive juices so that your food doesn't digest well, so it's best not to drink anything 30 minutes before and after a meal. It IS a bit strange to form new, more healthy habits. Kudos to you for taking the first step. Keep it up.
@limcyjain (3523)
• India
25 Apr 08
Yes i surely agree with you that water forms a major part of our body and acts as a purifier too. I have seen that many a times my doctor recommends that we drink a lot of water when we are having an infection as its helps clear up the infection as we pass out. I would like to add to what your daughter has said. Keep a gap of atleast half and hour between your meals and drinking water.
@winterose (39916)
• Canada
24 Apr 08
yes water is a wonderful thing, we all should drink more of it. But I do not understand what you mean about drinking and eating at the same time, do you mean filling your mouth with food and washing it down with water, or just having water at your table while you are eating because I do not see anything wrong with that at all.
@disvachic (10125)
• United States
24 Apr 08
Hey sun2day,I have been drinking plenty of water today.Mostly throughout the day.Mainly for weight loss and also water is good for the skin.