Water Facts

1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.

2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so
weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.

3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s
metabolism as much as 3%.

4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger
pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a
University of Washington study.

5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses
of water a day could significantly ease back and
joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzz
short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and
difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a
printed page.

8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the
risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the
risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less
likely to develop bladder cancer.

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7 Responses to “Water Facts”

  1. sonniejane says:

    My body is so used to so much water I swear I get dehydrated if I go below a gallon these days.
    If I am lagging in energy throughout the day I can drink a big class and BAM! my energy is back. I love it.

  2. lisa.stryker says:

    Thanks Martha! I am definitely going to pay attention to my water intake, cause I am seriously lagging on that.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Water IS so important to our diets. I’m with SJ, even after drinking over a gallon a day, I still feel dehyrdated at times. I’m ALWAYS drinking water…..

  4. Trojan says:

    No shit?!?!?

  5. Trojan says:

    I meant that as a question…I had no clue it was that bad. GREAT info Martha.

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