Water! It’s the most common compound on earth, so why not put it to use? The truth is, water should always be the beverage of choice. While the human body can go about 3 weeks without food, it cannot survive for more than 3 days without water. Water has many medicinal applications, and today we’ll highlight 5 diseases that can be reduced or even cured by drinking water.
Heart disease is rampant and we seem to be able to do little to control it. However, it appears as though there is a strong relationship between water and coronary health. One study demonstrated that drinking 5 or more glasses of water per day can cut the risk of dying from a heart attack by 50%.
Gout, being a form of arthritis, is also markedly improved if not completed kept at bay with a proper consumption of water. Water helps to remove uric acid and other toxins from joints that build-up causing swelling and pain.
A proper supply of water helps to keep the kidneys functioning properly. Kidneys, along with the liver and urinary tract, are responsible for ridding the body of toxic materials.
Our joints are cushioned by fluid-filled sacs, but when we are dehydrated, our bodies draw water fro these non-essential areas. As a result, joints are not adequately cushioned and movement can become painful. Moderate dehydration can actually mimic arthritis.
Did you know that 2 glasses of water increased the metabolic rate by about 30% in one study? Researchers believe that an increase in water intake of 6 glasses per day could burn about 5 lbs of fat per year.