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If your fish looks sick, are you going to feed the fish with medicine or just simply change water? All living creatures need clean water because billions of living cells clean water to bathe. Our bodies are made up of at least 70 % of water. Water is the foundation of life. It serves to transport nutrients to feed the tiny cells and aims to transport wastes out of our bodies every second. We are losing lots of water through respiration and urination. Nitrogenous wastes, as by-products of our metabolism, are toxic. When we are hydrated well, water can effectively flush out the toxins out through sweating, respiration and urination. If you are feeling tired whole day without legitimate reasons, you are likely dehydrated. How much water is needed each day? In general, depending on level of physical activities, we need to consume at least 7 glasses of clean water each day (or, half your body weight in ounces each day) Don’t wait until you have signs of dehydration. Make it a daily routine to drink a big glass of water upon wake up in the morning. The purpose is to immediately replenish the water loss during our sleep. The temperature of first glass of water should be warm (at least room temperature). Why? It is because icy cold water will be causing sudden temperature drop in the stomach, that easily leads to problem of bloating and indigestion. Consuming bottled water is not a good choice. It adds unnecessary extra plastic waste to over-burden landfills. In addition, chemical likes BPA or phthalates released from plastic bottles are toxic to our brain and bodies. BPA and phthalates are hormone disruptors. They are found to contribute to cause a condition called Estrogen dominance, which primarily lead to uterine and breast cancer. Bring BPA free bottle with you so that you should be sipping every 15-30 minutes. Remember, water is the conduit of all life.

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