Water, Water, Everywhere!
Date Added: Feb. 19, 2001
It's common knowledge that water is better for you than just about any other drink. This letter touting the benefits of the clear liquid has most recently been seen attached to a letter decrying the acidic side-effects of Coca-Cola.
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We all know that water is important but I've never seen it written down like this before.
75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (Likely applies to half world population)
In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%.
One glass of water shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a U-Washington study.
Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
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.
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.
Are you drinking the amount of water you should every day?
So, is it true? We're not sure. Nobody seems to know where the "8-10 glasses a day" rule came from. In fact, most people, when given that statistic, will reply "If I drank that much water, I'd never be able to leave the bathroom!"
Nutritionists recommend that you take in as much water as you lose in a day. Desk jockeys who aren't very active will not need as much water each day as, say, a professional athlete. Plus, that claim doesn't take into account the hydration you get from eating.
But the letter has a basis in truth. It's a summary of an article in the July 2000 issue of Women's World magazine. However, since the chain-letter version doesn't mention the source of facts it presents, BreakTheChain.org cannot advocate sending it around. Break this Chain!
References: Women's World, Truth or Fiction.com