The Significance of Water in Aging
Posted by Alkaline Water Plus on 24th Apr 2012
Most people associate aching bones, arthritis, memory loss, among many other ailments, with aging. These are all common things in the elderly. But who really knows why these things occur as we get older?
Water in Aging
At infancy we are made up of about 75-80% water. As we age, that percentage decreases to 60-65% for men and 50-60% for women.
Your brain is made up of 85% water, yet many autopsies show shriveled, dehydrated brains in older people.
Even your bones contain water, 10-15% water, and this needs to remain this way for good bone condition.
One theory of aging is that the body’s percentage of water has a lot to do with the overall health of the body. If your water content decreases in any particular body parts [such as skin, muscles, and organs], then the health of these specific parts of your body would decrease. You’d look and feel less youthful and more aged.
Ionized Water & Longevity
A phenomenon of aging is that as people get older they tend to drink less. Whatever this is due to, it is not good. You can easily get into a habit of drinking too little. Maybe you don’t like the taste of water, because your taste buds have been spoiled to tastier drinks. Or, maybe you are too busy or preoccupied to think of drinking. Whatever the reason, it is a dangerous habit to allow, as you can get dehydrated. Dehydration sounds so harmless, but if you want to avoid diseases and other ailments as you get older and you want to continue to look nice well into your senior years, you should increase your water-drinking habits to about 2 1/2 – 3 liters or so. It’s not too hard to do, just pay attention to how much you are drinking, and drink a little bit more each day.
Ionized water is the best water to both improve hydration as well as longevity. The antioxidants make it a healing-water, and the taste and good effects from the water make it something you'll hopefully not forget to drink.
Recommended Drinking Quantity of Water
You will find many different recommendations for how much water you should drink in one day. Per the Mayo Clinic, they have concluded that the “Adequate Intake” of liquid (not just specifically water) is 3 liters for men and 2.2 liters for women. Dr. Robert Young says to drink 3 to 4 liters depending on your body weight [i.e., 1/2 oz. of water per pound of body weight.] I, personally, drink about a gallon of ionized water per day.
In my experience, the more ionized water I drink the better I feel! I, personally, drink about a gallon or so of ionized water every day.
Why Choose Alkaline Ionized Water?
With ionized water you’ll be drinking well-filtered water, rich with antioxidants.
Do not count all fluids toward your daily intake of water. Anything with caffeine in it, coffee, tea, etc, will act as a diuretic. This means that it will increase urination, and you’ll end up dehydrating your body rather than hydrating it. Also, there’s the matter of chemicals. Lots of popular drinks today contain harmful chemicals. The more toxins you put into your body the more water you need to flush the toxins out of your body. Toxins put a strain on your liver, kidneys, and other organs. In the end, drinking and eating junk food contributes to overall poor health due to dehydration and toxin build-up in the cells.
Drinking ionized water, which is virtually free of toxins, full of anti-oxidants, and contains an abundance of pH buffers to allow more toxins to be flushed out of your body per unit of water than any other drink, is the best thing you can do for the health of all of your cells. Also, alkaline ionized water is micro-clustered and more quickly and easily absorbed by the body than any other drink.
Read more about water ionizer research and the benefits of drinking ionized water.