Monday, January 21, 2013

Dementia and Water

I am sure you are not expecting me to suggest you drink plenty of anything except water.  You, of course, are correct.   I only drink water, an occasional cup of coffee, and an even less occasional glass of wine.

When I was expecting our daughter about 27 years ago, my obstetrician said, “I want you to go to the fawwwcet, turn it on and drink some waaaaaater.”  And, yes, he said all those “w’s” and “a’s” .    That saying has stuck with me.  So much so that I don’t purchase bottled water except to replace the bottles I run through the dishwasher and refill.

Why should you be concerned about drinking a sufficient amount of water?  If you are hydrating yourself with water instead of a sugary substance, your body will thank you.   A recent study stated drinking five glass of water a day reduces the chances of a heart attack.   Sufficient hydration helps aid in healthy skin.   It gives you energy, and it can help prevent headaches.  By the way, make sure you don’t substitute sugar-free drinks for sugary drinks.  All those chemicals in the sugar substitute are not good for you.  And, I ask you this question.  Since Americans started using all the artificial sweeteners, have we gotten slimmer?

Anyway, be good to your body and drink water.  Drink lots of it.  Your body and your brain will be healthier.  Hope that gives you Something To Ponder.

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