Interesting Facts about Water

-75 percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated.

-In 37 percent of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.

-Even mild dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism

-One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pain for almost 100 percent of dieters studied in a University of Washington study.

-Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

-Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could ease back and joint pain for up to 80 percent of sufferers.

-A mere 2 percent drop in body water can trigger fuzzy, short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or a printed page.

-Drinking five glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45 percent, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79 percent.