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H2O - A few dozen healthy reasons to love water!

Preparedness has been a passion of mine since I endured Hurricane Andrew in Florida. It is my second favorite topic to write about.

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h2o - What Is It?

What is water and why is it called h2o? In science class we are taught that water is two hydrogen molecule to one oxygen molecule. It is a wonderful addition to a healthy lifestyle.

H2o is just good water!

Water is so important because our bodies need it to survive and maintain a balanced internal environment. Start drinking more and develop a healthy habit. You can shed a few pounds by replacing sugary or artificially sweetened drinks this wonder liquid. You really do feel better when you add more water to your daily routine. Water is cool, it is sexy. We bathe in it. We play in it. Water is relaxing and refreshing in many ways.

Swim through some great reasons to love water and dive into why it's so important to keep water in your survival food storage for emergencies. It should be kept on hand for daily use as well. We will cover the basics of treating it for drinking and the difference between drinking water and potable water. Water is an essential ingredient in your survival food gathering plan.

I have learned to love water and the more I know about it the more I like it. This lens will cover most of what you need to know about why water is healthy for us and how to store it properly.

I know many of you are like WC Fields. He said he wouldn't drink water because if the disgusting things fish do in it.

Drink it ANYWAY!

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Water Is Life

h2o - a liquid, a solid, and a vapor

H2O is the wonderful chemical water.

It is life.

Without it our planet would not support us. It is a fascinating element because it can be found in 3 different ways. In it's basic form water is a liquid. Water as a vapor is humidity, mist, fog, steam, and clouds. It is a solid in the form of ice.

It is the only element on earth that can be found in all 3 forms.

This precious liquid is the central component of our life support systems here on earth and why Earth can sustain life. The inhabitants of our planet need water for life. Plants, animals, and humans alike rely on it. We all drink and intake water in one form or another. H2o is essential to the healthy operation of our ecosystem.

It is a vital essence we cannot live long without.

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Books On Water - The Science Of H2O

Whether you just want to find out more about water and its importance of it or you like the science behind H2O, water can be a great reading topic. This day and age has us facing many concerns about this precious resource. The battle for water is evident in our watering schedules and in the event of droughts or crisis -- it is a very valuable commodity. In times of emergency it is the first product to disappear off of store shelves!

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We constantly need to put water back into our body's system. Our moisture evaporates through our skin. We shed water in sweat and tears. We lose water in our body waste. Keeping water balanced in our body helps us to stay healthy and helps our inner mechanisms eliminate harmful toxins.

Water Videos On Youtube - Water is Wonderful

Water is life and it is demonstrated in this amazing representation of how important this ingredient is to our healthy lives. The beautiful images and the music in the first video are quite soothing!

Applying heat or cold changes it's structure. The boiling point of water is 212 degrees. When boiling it produces steamy vapors. It's freezing point is 32 degrees and the result is ice. In this second video the temperature outside is minus 41 degrees! Watch as these properties are demonstrated as boiling, steaming water turns to ice instantly falling as snowy particles.

The third video shows some intriguing facts on why and how H2O is applied helps our body to operate efficiently. Review medical facts about how it benefits the body. It is a fact that drinking water helps us to have a healthier mind and body.

Maintain A Healthy Balance

We need certain amounts to maintain a healthy balance. Without water the body will suffer unnecessarily. It can aid us in healing. It is great for our skin and very good for our minds!

So, tell us dear readers, how much water do you drink per day on average?

Water Is Good For You Poll - Health and H2O

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We need to be able to understand what amounts of water we should drink daily to keep a healthy balance. Without water the body will suffer maladies unnecessarily. Water can aid us in healing. It is great for our skin. It is also very good for our minds! The right amount of water in our body helps us eliminate some stresses on the body and so much more as you will read below.

So, tell us dear readers, how much water do you drink per day on average?

Joy Marie Heimsoth ~ watermelon Image: Allposters

Joy Marie Heimsoth ~ watermelon Image: Allposters

The Food And Nutrition Board

An original recommended daily water intake was reported in the year 1945.

The report read:

United States National Research Council's Food and Nutrition Board recommends 3.7 liters for men and 2.7 liters of water total for women (including food sources). Water intake for an ordinary standard is 1 mil.for each calorie of food.

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By eating foods such as fruits and vegetables high in water content we can reduce the amount of water we drink straight from the bottle for our daily intake. Soups and stews, salads and juices are also water sources.

Watermelon anyone? Melons, fruits, and vegetables are great food sources for water.

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10 Ways To Drink Water ~ Image: Allposters

10 Ways To Drink Water ~ Image: Allposters

Develop A Drinking Water Habit

10 Ways To Drink Water!

Drinking water is the best way to hydrate without adding a ton of unnecessary calories. By cutting out sugary and artificially sweetened beverages and drinking mostly H2O I have peeled off about 15 pounds! This good water habit has been a very healthy choice in my life!

Water is not only great for dieting it is good for your skin and your body's systems as you saw in the video.

I drink H2O at meals with a slice of lemon or lime dropped in it for a little flavor. I developed a good water habit by taking a 16 oz bottle of water out the door when I leave for work . I consume at least two more bottles during the day, and make sure I have one next to my bedside table at night.

It took me sometime to develop a good water habit but it has been so worth it!

Don't care for plain water? Mentioned above is adding lemon or lime to water for tasty ways to drink H2O. Add other healthy things to water to make it more to your liking!

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Water IS so good for our health. What do we need to know about water to store it properly?