North Americans consume on average 1.8 cups of coffee per day. Compare this to our water consumption. It is recommended to consume on average 8-10 8oz glasses of "living water" (i.e. mineral rich, slightly alkaline, and energy producing when in body) each day. However, scary statistics reveal that 20% of North Americans drink no water at all while only 42% of us consume a mere 2 glasses or fewer.
Coffee intensifies stress, causing an average 40% increase in adrenaline. This results in increased blood pressure, heart rate, perspiration, nervousness, and irritability.
• Coffee increases the secretion of stomach acid by 400%, contributing to gastritis and peptic ulcers.
• Coffee have a 50% higher risk of heart attack (British medical journal Lancet)
• Coffee causes a significant loss of nutrients, especially magnesium, potassium, calcium, zinc, and B vitamins.
Water is bliss
Now consider the wonders of water. Considering that the adult body is at least 60% water its no wonder that clean "living water" can have absolutely phenomenal effects on your body.
Water is central to many bodily functions including circulation, digestion, absorption, and elimination of wastes. Water also carries electrolytes (ie. sodium, potassium) which are essential for electrical signaling within the body.
Considering its many roles in the body, is it any wonder that you can feel tired and sluggish when dehydrated?
Water is also a natural blood thinner since it makes up the majority of our blood. Water constitutes 95% of the plasma component of the blood which, in turn, comprises roughly 55% of total blood volume. Therefore, when your body does not receive enough water, the blood loses its fluidity as water is drawn out of the blood