The Nattral Drink Water Campaign promotes awareness of the health benefits of water. Our goal is to increase the respect for and overall daily consumption of clean water in the world. Water is essential to life. It makes up more than 60% of our bodies and is used for basic processing of the cells, nutrients and energy of the body.
The Drink Water Campaign seeks to arm people with enough information and motivation that they will increase their daily intake of water. An increase in the daily consumption of clean water can decrease chances of getting diseases such as:
and some many other diseases that plague the people of the world
Not only is drinking water important for all major processes in the human body and essential for good health, we shouldn’t take for granted the ability to have accessible, clean water for day to day living. That is why a portion of our proceeds goes to help increase the access to clean water sources to communities in Africa (click here for more info). You become an active contributor to the Drink Water campaign just by purchasing any of the merchandise in our Drink Water Series.
Water is Life! Drink Up!
The Drink Water T-shirt The Classic Drink Water Bottle
(Mens and Womens Sizes Available) CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE
THE ROLE OF WATER IN THE BODY
Water is second in importance only to the air you breathe. Your body is about 66% water, your muscles are 75% and your brain is over 78% water! Every single cell and system in your body depends on water to operate properly. Even though you could survive for over a month without food, you can only go about 3 days without water.
Your body needs sufficient water intake to:
• Regulate body weight by helping to burn fat and build muscle.
• Improve digestion and elimination by flushing out waste and toxins.
• Keep your joints lubricated and reduces headaches as well as joint and muscle pains.
• Regulate your body temperature.
• Protect the body’s organs and tissues.
• Carry nutrients and oxygen to your cells.
• Help dissolve nutrients for your body to use.
• Improve mental clarity and performance by increasing energy and alertness.
• Keep tissues (in eyes, nose, mouth, etc.) moist. • Reduce the risk of disease and infections such as heart attacks, diabetes, obesity, cancer, colds and the flu.
Doesn’t reading all of this make you wanna grab a glass right now??? Don’t let me stop you! Enjoy!
HOW MUCH WATER DO WE NEED A DAY?
So how much water do we need daily anyway? Some say eight 8- ounce glasses (or 64 ounces), some say half your body weight in ounces and some are even foolish enough to say that we don’t need more than 1-2 cups.
Well, The Institute of Medicine determined that an adequate intake (AI) for men is roughly 3 liters (about 13 cups) of total beverages a day. The AI for women is 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) of total beverages a day. But as you can see they said total beverages with no mention of water exactly. So does that mean we can drink 9-13 glasses of juice, soda or sweet tea and be good? NO!! Even though foods and all beverages can add to your total fluid intake there is no substitute. We need water, plain old water. Although the “8 by 8” rule isn’t supported by hard evidence, it remains popular because it’s easy to remember and it’s a good place to start. Another thought is don’t try to drink all of your water in one sitting. Consuming water in 8-12 ounce increments throughout the day helps your body to utilize it better and not overwhelm your system all at once. So wherever you are in your water intake let’s be mindful of the actual ounces we are taking in and work towards at least 64 ounces a day!