Water, Water Everywhere!!

Our bodies are comprised of roughly 60% water! What’s more, a fetus, up to 32 weeks gestation, is more than 80% water and surrounded by an ocean of amniotic fluid!! Water is integral to the function of our: blood, lymph, digestive juices, urine, tears, and sweat. Water is minimally necessary for circulation, digestion, absorption, and elimination.

Despite its importance, most people do not drink enough water. According to many sources, we should be drinking half of our body weight in ounces every day. So if you weigh 150 lbs, you should be drinking 75 ounces or 9 ½ glasses of water in an 8 oz glass. So what happens when the body is dehydrated?  Well, most easily said, the body cannot function at optimal capacity.  While I have not seen a study done linking proper hydration and fertility, it seems logical to keep hydrated for optimal body function.

Some people prefer to have highly filtered water. www.FreeDrinkingWater.com is a great website to purchase a reverse osmosis system for your household. The system comes with a kit that allows you to test the percentage of items that are actually being filtered out of your water.

Pour a glass (or ten) and toast to good health!

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