Health News The Importance of Staying Hydrated to Boost your Immunity July 22, 2020 Stay Hydrated and Stay Healthy We press buttons that other people have pressed. We hold rails that other people have held. We examine off-the-shelf products that other people have examined. We accept packages that delivery people have delivered. And all the while those innocent little viruses and bacteria lie waiting. And while we can’t avoid germ exposure, we can boost our immune systems with water, a natural immunity booster to prepare us for a battle with multiple health threats. And when it is purified by H2O BWT, all chemicals and contaminants are removed making it extra effective. On top of that, you can choose to have magnesium added, another immune booster. Here are 5 ways that staying hydrated boosts your immune system: 1. Clean water is essential for healthy body function Constituting up to 60% of the human body, water is essential to our very survival. Most of our body’s functions rely on water; including assisting oxygen to blood cells, tissue, and organs. Studies show that regular water intake can improve your mental and physical performance while dehydration on the other hand can weaken your immune system. Here are some more interesting human water level facts: Up to 60% of the human adult body is water. According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%. Top Water Intake Tip Boost your water intake with fruits like watermelon, peaches, cucumber, lettuce, celery, and tomatoes. And don’t forget to ensure you wash your hands before preparing food and thoroughly rinse all fruit and vegetables thoroughly before eating. Natural Detoxification Water is the ultimate tool to help our bodies flush out toxins (and free radicals) and aid digestion. In this way, toxins aren’t able to build up and our immune systems rejoice. Top Hydration Tip The colour of your urine is a good indication of whether you’re hydrated enough. A light yellow colour means you’re drinking a fair amount of water. Dark yellow means it’s time to top up more frequently. Keep one of these Stefani Flex Plastic Gravity Filters on your countertop and fill up your water bottle regularly. Increases Lymph Fluid Production Acting as the body’s garbage disposal, lymph fluid forms a vital part in the immune system’s artillery and filters bacteria and waste in the lymph nodes; where the lymphocytes soldiers await to destroy them. Without the steady push of water, the functioning of the lymphatic system organs and therefore the immune system would be severely impaired, placing the body at higher risk for many health conditions. Enriched Water ensures cleanliness and overall wellbeing Not all tap water is created equal and more often than not, is loaded with chemicals to curb bacteria. Give your body the best chance at health with our magnesium and zinc enriched water. Adding magnesium to your tap water will gift you with 20% of your daily recommended magnesium intake. Aside from softening your water; it replenishes lost minerals, boosts your energy levels and mood as well as supporting your cardiovascular system. Zinc supports your immune system and promotes growth of cells. Try our BWT Magnesium Mineralized Jug cartridges and Zinc Pack in the BWT Penguin 2.6L Magnesium Mineralizer Jug. Or An under-counter water purifier which enriches your tap water with magnesium minerals. https://h2o.co.za/product/woda-3/. Cartridge here: https://h2o.co.za/product/woda-pure-clear-magnesium-mineralised/ Top Immune Boosting Tip Squeeze lemon into purified, mineral-enriched water for a vitamin C and immune boost and an antioxidant top-up. It will aid in disease prevention and best equip your body to fight bacteria and viruses which cause colds, flu, and infection. Find out what the benefits are of drinking Purified and Enriched Water. Germ Defense Regular water intake can help prevent bacteria and viruses from entering through our eyes, nose, and throat by maintaining moisture on the mucous membranes. Get germs off your skin and surrounding surfaces by washing your hands, washing the dishes and surface areas, and flushing out nasal discharge. *Please Note: Water is not a substitute for a healthy, balanced diet and exercise. It cannot solely sustain a healthy immune system. Please consult your healthcare practitioner for the most effective ways to sustain a healthy lifestyle alongside getting a sufficient intake of water.