8 Facts on Water

water 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 30%.

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 fuzzy 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.

4 thoughts on “8 Facts on Water

  1. I really liked this post – we all know water’s important but seeing those facts and statistics is really eye opening. Do you happen to have the source you found this information from? I’m interested in doing some more reading now! :)

  2. Woah–okay, okay! I know for sure I’m chronically dehydrated. (Grabs bottle, walks to kitchen…) Thanks for the reminder!

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