By Bob McCauley, CNC, MH
Raw Foods are full of water compared to cooked foods. There are so many processed and cooked foods such as bread and crackers that absorb the precious water that our body requires to digest the foods we consume.
It is difficult for the body to get water from any other source than water itself. Tea, coffee, beer and soft drinks are all diuretics, meaning they steal water from the body.
The body requires one gallon per day on average, which is one reason why going out to get spring water is not practical.
Why does the body require so much water?
- Water is used in every metabolic process in the body.
- We need to flush our digestive system between meals.
- We need to hydrate every cell of our body.
Dr. Batmanghelidj stated in Your Body’s Many Cries for Water that “Chronic cellular dehydration is the number one reason for chronic disease.” I agree with that statement. If we don’t keep our cells properly hydrated they are not functioning to their capacity. They cannot communicate within themselves and with other cells in the body.
Cellular health equals human health. If your cells are not healthy you will not be healthy. It’s impossible to be healthy without having healthy cells. Health begins with our body’s cells – which are the foundation of health.
The only way to stay hydrated and achieve great health is to drink sufficient amounts of water to constantly keep our cells healthy. Eating raw foods alone will not accomplish this, only consuming water can properly hydrate the body. Purified water, either Reverse Osmosis or Distilled Water, is not a healthy drinking water. Spring water is the next best thing to Alkaline Ionized Water.