Here is some refreshing info on staying hydrated from the experts at Icelandic Glacial water:
ARE YOU DRINKING ENOUGH WATER?
Our bodies are composed of 70% water. It is the single most vital component of our daily diet; essential for growth and maintenance of vitality, health and wellbeing. Throughout our daily activities we lose up to 2.5 liters per day through perspiration, breathing and bodily functions, so it is imperative that we replenish and stay hydrated.
The average human brain is 75% water and even moderate dehydration can result in headaches or dizziness.
Water regulates our body temperature and carries nutrients and oxygen to the cells in our bodies. It protects and cushions our vital organs, helps to convert food into energy, allows for nutrient absorption and assists in removing waste. Scientific research suggests that we should consume 2.5 liters of water per day.
Without the suggested amount of water throughout the day our body’s performance is abnormally affected. Becoming dehydrated can cause symptoms such as headaches, fatigue and loss of concentration.
REASONS TO STAY HYDRATED
The elixir of life – The human body can survive for about 1 month without food but for only for about 1 week without water. Water is essential to the body’s wellbeing and vitality.
Increased energy levels – The root cause of most fatigue throughout the day is dehydration due to falling blood pressure. Regular intake reduces this and boosts energy levels.
Cleanse your system – Drinking plenty of water assists in flushing out toxins and bacteria in the body that can cause disease, as well as helping the immune system
Radiant skin – Water acts as a natural moisturizer to the skin, preventing it from drying out, helping to maintain its elasticity and giving it a general healthy glowing appearance.
Keeping regular – Correct water intake assists digestion and prevents constipation.
Not all waters are created equal. The seemingly endless sea of labels and brands on the market often makes it difficult to determine which are best. Many water drinkers incorrectly assume a bottle of purified water from a major soft drink company to be spring water sourced from a protected mountain valley in a land far, far away. To the contrary, many contain nothing more than filtered water from a municipal supply.
NATURAL SPRING WATER
Spring Water is widely recognized as the product of choice for the discerning and the thirsty. To carry the title of Natural Spring Water, the water must be derived from an underground formation and, from there, flow naturally to the surface of the earth. Spring water must be collected only at the spring or through a shaft, which taps the underground formation.
Water that is processed by means of distillation, deionization, reverse osmosis or any other recognized method meeting the definition of purified water in the United States.
Distinguished from other types of bottled water by its constant level and relative proportions of minerals and trace elements at the point of emergence from the source. No minerals can be added to this product.
Bottled water from a well or spring that taps a confined, water-bearing underground layer of rock or sand, called an aquifer, in which the water level stands above the top of the aquifer.
Bottled water from a hole that has been bored, drilled or otherwise constructed in the ground, which taps a water aquifer.
Water that after treatment or possible replacement with carbon dioxide, contains the same amount of carbon dioxide that it had as it emerged from the source. Sparkling bottled waters may be labeled as sparkling drinking water, sparkling spring water or sparkling mineral water.