Everyone knows that water is one of the most important resources to the human body. If you don’t drink it, you’ll die. If you don’t occasionally bathe in it, you’re going to get sick.
That’s why at Quality Sound and Communications, Inc., our pure water systems hold a special place. The drive-thru intercom systems and sound systems for businesses that we offer are incredible products in their own right, but we know our bottleless water solutions can play a huge role both personally and environmentally.
A new study from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana is reinforcing just how important regularly drinking water can be to your personal health. The study says that by drinking just one to three extra cups of plain water a day, one can achieve a myriad of health benefits, such as reducing calories and lowering fat, sugar, sodium, and cholesterol levels.
“Most people don’t think of water as a nutrient, but it is, and such an important nutrient,” said Lutheran Hospital registered dietitian Abigail Creigh. “Water is the component that helps break down our food. It’s needed for all our organs and helps flush out the toxins.”
That’s why having pure water systems available for easy, convenient, and healthy drinking is crucial. Approximately 75% of people suffer from chronic dehydration and studies have shown even mild dehydration can decrease physical and mental performance up to 20%. Everyone knows water is good for you, but easy access increases the chance that people will actually regularly drink it.
Over 18,000 participants were involved in the study, which found a direct correlation between the amount of extra water drank and reduction in overall caloric intake, as well as other benefits. For example, sugar intake dropped an average of six grams and 17.8 grams per day, and sodium by 78 grams and 235 grams
Since every person is different, there’s really no set standard for how much water you should be drinking every day. In general, you should try to drink between half an ounce and an ounce of water for each pound you weigh. Creigh advocates using the classic “urine method.”
“Urine should be pale yellow in color,” she said. “If it’s heading toward an amber color, it means you’re dehydrated.”
If you’re genuinely concerned about your well-being and health check out our pure water systems today.