Water is the universal solvent. What does this mean? Water is called the “universal solvent” because it is capable of dissolving more substances than any other liquid. This is important to every living thing on earth. It means that wherever water goes, either through the air, the ground, or through our bodies, it takes along valuable chemicals, minerals, and nutrients.
What does this mean for our bodies? It means that water will remove any and all waste products and toxic substances from our bodies to begin with. What if we don’t drink enough water to allow the removal of these waste products and toxic substances? They build up in our bodies producing disease of one form or another.
Water also nourishes and replenishes every single cell in our body allowing the body to continually do what it does naturally- heal, repair, renew. And guess what? 75 Percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated! That doesn’t bode well for our health. In my opinion water is the most important medicine we can take. Keeping hydrated is our best defense to any disease.
I admit, I am not the most disciplined person when it comes to hydrating but I am better at it now that I have realized the benefits! I have learned through experience that upping my water intake helps resolve any “dis-ease” that I may have going on, from digestive issues to endurance to mental clarity, and the list goes on.
These days I have the habit of filling a one liter pretty glass jar in the morning and leaving it where I can see it. And I have a favorite drinking glass that I keep right beside it. I find that for me, drinking from a water bottle keeps me from taking big gulps. Using a glass I glug more down with ease, and at the end of the day I feel good, That’s hydration baby!