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· Digestion of food
· Transport of food to tissues
· Elimination of body wastes
· Circulation of body fluids
· Lubricating the joints and internal organs
· Regulation of body temperature

Water is an overlooked and essential nutrient that may be the missing ingredient to a healthier, more vibrant and longer life.

Medical professionals and nutritionists recommend at least eight glasses of water a day to wash all the toxins, impurities and fats out of your system.

When water consumption is limited, the body obtains water from other areas in the body to protect tissues and organs. The result is pain, tissue damage and a variety of health problems.

Some problems alleviated with adequate water are asthma, allergies, hypertension, high cholesterol levels, headaches, migraines, lower back pain, rheumatoid arthritic joint pain, angina pain and intermittent claudication pains.

The more attention we pay to our body's constant need for water, the healthier we will be.

Water & Weight Loss?
Proper water intake is one of the keys to weight loss. If people who are trying to lose weight don't drink enough water, the body can't metabolise fat or eliminate toxins adequately, causing cellulite to form.

Nothing Satisfies The Body Like Water.
Every time you choose to quench your thirst with other beverages over water, you are likely adding toxins and generally short-changing your body. However if you do choose to consume caffeine, sodium or sugar-laden beverages you can guard against subsequent dehydration and flush their toxins from your body simply by matching each drink with a glass of water.

Did You Know?
Research has shown that a decrease in water levels by only 4 percent can result in drop in normal body functions by as much as 22 percent. A loss of 6 percent results in symptoms of dehydration, such as weakness, dizziness and headaches. Thirst should be satisfied at all times.