Water VS Soda
Important Facts for a Healthier You!
Water vs Soda, we should be drinking lots more water. Most people have been told to drink more water most of their lives. However, many of us have plenty of our own reasons why we don't. So I have complied some important information on the differences in water and soda.
1) Our bodies are made up of 80% water. Water makes up 85% of your brain, 80% of your blood and 70% of your lean muscle. Nearly 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated, so I would imagine that would apply to about half the world population.
2) Water plays an essential role in nearly every bodily function. Lack of it is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue. It is essential for proper digestion, circulation, nutrient absorption, and chemical reactions. The levels of oxygen in the bloodstream are greater when the body is well hydrated.
3) Water helps flush out toxins from the body. Some studies have shown that decreasing the water intake will allow fat deposits to increase. When you increase your water intake you can actually reduce fat deposits on the body.
4) Water helps keep the body's cooling system working properly. If you are working out vigorously and for prolonged periods of time in hot temperatures, then sports drinks are useful.
Having a chronic dehydrated body can leave the body's cells in a weakened state and cause
making the body vulnerable to diseases.
1) Sodas have a pH balance of 2.8. This means when you drink a soda your body has to pull alkaline enzymes, such as calcium, potassium,
and others from your bones and organs to maintain proper
in the body.
2) Sodas never really quench your thirst, instead they steal water from the body because they act like a diurectic flushing fluid out of your body's system.
3) Sodas have an increased amount of sugar in them which will cause your pancreas to produce an over abundance of insulin that can cause your sugar to crash. The constant rise and fall of sugar and insulin can lead to
and other health related problems.
4) Soda can interfere with the body's natural digestion process. The caffeiene and sugar in them can make it difficult, if not impossible, to absorb the nutrients from the foods you have eaten.
5) Many diet sodas contain the sweetener, Aspartame, which has been linked to many health conditions such as depression, insomnia, neurological conditions and more. The FDA has received many complaints about Aspartame being added to foods.
The water vs soda section has given you many interesting facts, but what about the amount of water that is best for you. Many people have heard the rule of drinking 8 - 8 oz glasses a day, however that may not be enough. Everyone's body is different, so this may be misleading. We should drink half of our body's weight in ounces to get the proper water replacement our body needs.
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