By Karimah Bint Dawoud, Nutritionist and Muslim Chaplain.
Do you rinse your plates with dirty water? No, that would be stupid but that exactly what we are doing when we don’t put enough clean water back in our bodies every day via drinking and eating raw fruits and vegetables. The water in our bodies from yesterday has cleaned, detoxed and travelled all around the body and needs replacing because that old water is released from our bodies, along with toxins through sweat , breathing and urinating.
If we don’t drink enough water, our insides and outsides are like dirty plates that have not been rinse properly and build up plaque and other toxins deposits inside and make our skin and hair look dull on the outside.
Even those of us who eat more healthily; juicing, cleansing, and detoxing, we still need to remember to rinse the body out with…WATER.
70% of the human body content is water, and so water plays an important role in the proper functioning of your body.
The human brain cells contain about 85% of water.
75% of muscles is water
Bones also contain about 25% water
82% of blood consists of water.
H20 2 parts hydrogen 1 part oxygen
Sports coaches, dietician and nutritionists are always encouraging people to drink more water and watery drinks for good health, however water also affects your mood. A study was done on a group of athletes and those who drank less water reported not only a weaker performances but also more negative mood.
Water is a conductor of electricity and the brain will not be able to make the right connections if it is dehydrated, so please remember to drink enough water even if you don’t feel like make sure you drink enough water .
there is difference of opinion on the amount of water to be drunk but the general consensus is 1.5 liters for women and 2 liters for men, that about 6-8 x 8oz glasses.
Water is so amazing its mentioned in the Quran, the Islamic holy book, over 100 times more than any drink, fruit or vegetable, more than any other nutrient.
Give thanks for water, it’s one of nature’s miracle cures.
sports study http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2009/091123.htm
daily amount water http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/water-drinks.aspx