What's the attraction?
Since the beginning of recorded history, we have been attracted to water. Most civilizations developed based on the availability of this all-important resource. Property values on lakes and rivers are generally higher than where there is no water in sight. Many people spend their vacations on the beach, at the lake, near the river or in some way enjoying proximity to some body of water.
This attraction to water is probably our innate response to a substance that is vital to our life and health. You may not have thought about water as part of a healthy eating lifestyle, but it is every bit as important as protein, carbs, fats, vitamins and minerals in keeping you feeling well.
Here is a chance to test your knowledge about this all-important nutrient. Grab a pencil and paper and jot down your answers to these five questions plus a bonus question.
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Question #1. Why is water considered a nutrient?
Question #2. Name 5 functions of water in your body?
Question #3. What is the difference between Tap Water and Distilled Water?
Question #4. How much water do you need to drink each day?
Question #5. How else can you get water in your diet besides drinking it?
Bonus Question: Is it possible to drink too much water?
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The truth is that many of us do not get enough water. The proliferation of more interesting alternative beverages, especially soft drinks, has caused us to replace water in our diet with these less healthy alternatives. In addition, we are eating more processed foods that do not have the water content that fresh foods do.
By replacing soft drinks and even fruit juices with water, you can go a long way toward being a healthy weight and at the same time provide your body with the water it needs to work well and eliminate toxins.
For the sake of your health I hope you will make a conscious choice to drink more clear, fresh, unadulterated water. Break out the stemware and fill it with this most vital of beverages!
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