Drink Water: Thirsty or Not
July 13, 2012
Water is good for brains and our waistlines. Research out of the University of East London and Westminster found a five percent increase in academic performance in students who bring a water bottle to class.
Don’t you wonder why they spent time looking at wrinkle reduction on women who hardly have many wrinkles? If eight glasses of water only reduces the appearance of wrinkles by 5% in women 50 and above, it’s healthier and far less expensive than the miracle creams we are tempted to purchase from middle-of-the-night infomercials being hyped by aging film stars.
Some of the water we consume comes for the foods we eat. About one third of an ideal daily intake of water should come from fruits and vegetables, including lettuce, cucumber, watermelon and tomatoes. In case we don’t consume the amount of fruits and veggies than would include more than 20 oz. of water, I suggest just going ahead and drinking the recommended eight glasses to guarantee warding off dehydration.
• Keep a picture of filtered water in your home or office refrigerator spiked with lemon slices, mint or cucumber.