Oct 12, 2012 - Healthy Eating    No Comments

Waters effect on your day

Staying hydrated can positively affect the way you feel.  Not drinking enough water can have an impact on your attitude and emotions, it’s also the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page. So needless to say water is a very important to the way you feel.

Did you know that 75% of all people are chronically dehydrated, and most don’t realize it. Also, in 37% of people, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often times mistaken for hunger and many times drinking a glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pains. Even slight dehydration can slow down your metabolism as 3%. Research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can reduce the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and you’re 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

So, your health question for the day: Are you drinking enough water each day? If you answered “No”, then drinking more water each day might be something you could work towards.  Try and stay away from soda. I know its good and we all love it, but the sugar and phosphoric acid that is in many soda products is not good for your body. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis.

Here is a little info about the ever popular Coca Cola:

Its common for highway patrol to carry two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke and it will be gone in two days and it will dissolve a nail in about four.  You can clean a toilet by pouring a can of Coke into the toilet bowl and let it sit for about an hour, then flush clean. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers, rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals you can pour a can of Coke over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.  To loosen a rusted bolt  try and apply a cloth soaked in Coke to the rusted bolt for several minutes.  You can remove grease from clothes by emptying a can of Coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coke will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield. To carry Coca-Cola syrup! (the concentrate) the commercial trucks must use a hazardous Material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials. The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean engines of the trucks for about 20 years!

So, would you like a glass of water? Or a can of Coke?  Something to think about.

~John

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