Water you up to? Not much, you?
Hahahaha! I crack myself up. (cues laugh track)
I was looking on my bottle of tea for ingredients. It SHOULD say water and green tea. It doesn’t.
Water, Citric acid, Hexametaphosphate, Natural flavor (why would you have to ADD natural flavor? If it isn’t added, why is it listed as an ingredient?) Green tea (there’s the tea), ascorbic acid, potassium sorbate, phosporicacid, aspartame, acesulfame potassium, pectin, and calcium disodium EDTA. And what is EDTA? Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid. (That’s ethylene diamine tetra acetic acid) It is made from a concoction of poisons and chelation chemicals: formaldehyde, sodium cyanide, and Ethylenediamine. Yummy!
Back to water. It has been pointed out to me that I might be suffering from chronic dehydration. Chronic? It means I’m consistently drinking stuff other than water. Think of it this way. You’re making bread. It calls for flour, sugar, milk, salt, butter and yeast. That’s fairly straight forward isn’t it. Milk is liquid. Substitute 2/3 c of dry milk and 1 cup water. Now…Here’s where the fun begins. Try substituting 1 cup of tea for the water. Now try 1 cup of coffee. Oooo! how about a cup of kalua! Wait. 1 cup of Mountain Dew! I like Mountain Dew, let’s make it 2 cups! Yum! In any case, you’re not going to get bread out of this recipe.
The body craves water. Simplest form possible. If it gets something other than water, it first has to clean it to get the water out. That’s an extra step. When you pollute the water with flavorings and extra chemicals to maintain its color and addict you to the secret ingredient (High Fructose Corn Syrup), you don’t get as much water as you need out of the concoction. Your nerves need water to make sure the electrical impulses are not short circuited. Your brain needs water because it’s the brain and it knows what it wants. Your bones need water to lubricate the joints. Your blood needs water so it doesn’t get too thick. OK, so no, I don’t exactly know why all these systems need water, but they do. But I don’t drink nearly enough water. I bet you don’t either. You drink sports drinks, and pop, and milk, and tea, and beer, and wine and juice. But you don’t just drink water. Oh we make a big deal about carrying our water in little bottles with labels that say “this here water is pure as the driven snow and melted down from a glacier in Nova Scotia…or from the tap of Mrs. Livingston in Rockwell, Ill.” We drink the water at the gym and where ever we think someone will see us being healthy. Then we go home and have a 2 liter Mountain dew with our pizza. Or we have 1/2 a case of beer with our steak and potatoes.
I want to try an experiment. Let’s get as many people to do a WATER ONLY September.
- Take your measurements and describe your well-being before you start, and then at the end of the month. Let me know what you discover.
- If you drink anything, it has to be water. No tea, coffee, fruit drinks, diet drinks, pop…just water. I think the standard amount is related to your weight. I may be way off base, but figure 1 oz of water for every 2 pounds you weigh. So if you are 100 pounds, you drink 50 oz of water a day.
- You can have soup and broth, but it doesn’t substitute for water, it would be in addition to water.
I will collate the information and let you know the results in October. It could have revealing results.
Update. This was published 3 years ago. I am still waiting for a response. Any response. I managed to do 3 days without drinking anything other than water. It sounds like a good experiment now that as of 4/27/20 we’re quarantined to our houses. We’re not as likely to drink pop with our lunches, and more likely to be fixing our own food. It should be healthier food and water.
I am going to reissue this challenge. Water-Only May. Your only drink must be water. Follow the steps above and write them down!
I will collate these results and let you know in June what happened.