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Ode to Water

“The water is the one, who opens the door, she gives us the peace that we’ve been searching for, dive deep into the blue and let it wash you clean, deep into the oneness where our spirits are free”~by Windsong, Dianne Martin

Water is your body’s principal chemical component and makes up about 60 percent of your body weight.  Your body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue and organ in your body needs water to work properly.  Lack of water can lead to dehydration — a condition that occurs when you don’t have enough water in your body to carry out normal functions.  Even mild dehydration can drain your energy and make you tired.

If you do any activity that makes you sweat, you need to drink extra water to cover the fluid loss.  It’s important to drink water before, during and after a workout. Also, hot or humid weather can make you sweat and requires additional fluid intake.  Dehydration also can occur at high altitudes.

While water doesn’t have any magical effect on weight loss, substituting it for higher calorie beverages can certainly help.  Also, foods with high water content tend to look larger, their higher volume requires more chewing, and they are absorbed more slowly by the body, helping you feel full.  Water-rich foods include fruits, vegetables, broth-based soups, oatmeal, and beans.

Your skin contains plenty of water, and functions as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss. Dehydration makes your skin look dryer and wrinkled, which can be improved with proper hydration. You can also help “lock” moisture into your skin by using moisturizer, which creates a physical barrier to keep in moisture.

Body fluids transport waste products in and out of cells. The main toxin in the body is blood urea nitrogen, a water-soluble waste that passes through the kidneys to be excreted in the urine.  Your kidneys do an amazing job of cleansing and ridding your body of toxins as long as your intake of fluids is adequate.

Water is a nutrient your body needs and must be consumed in some form to replace the large amounts lost each day. Why not enjoy the added benefits of fresh and vital water by recharging your water with a VitaJuwel Gemstone water bottle or decanter. Drink it Pure, Natural and Energized!

“…water heals us, washing us clean.  Sacred Water, Precious Water, Healing Water.”