South Beach Diet - More WATER please!




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rdw1
01-12-2010, 08:39 AM
Im sure most have seen this email going around before but if you need some more reasons to drink water?! Here are a few...(and reasons not to drink coke- but I don't think most of us are doing that around here anyway ;)

#1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
(Likely applies to half the world population)


#2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak
that it is mistaken for hunger.


#3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as 3%.


#4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs
for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of
Washington study.


#5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.


#6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of
water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain
for up to 80% of sufferers.


#7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term
memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on
the computer screen or on a printed page.


#8.. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of
colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast
cancer by 79%., and one is 50% less likely to develop
bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water
you should drink every day?



COKE

#1. In many states the highway patrol carries
two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from
the highway after a car accident.


#2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke
and it will be gone in two days.

#3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the
toilet bowl and let the 'real thing' sit for one hour,
then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes
stains from vitreous china.


#4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers:
Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds
Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.


#5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour
a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble
away the corrosion.


#6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola
to the rusted bolt for several minutes.


#7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into
the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake.
Thirty minutes before ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix
with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.


#8... To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke
into the load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run
through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen
grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your
windshield.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION: (I am assuming the IT in all of these is phosphoric acid, not coke. LOL)

#1 the active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid.
It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric
acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major
contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis.

#2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup! (the concentrate) the
commercial trucks must use a hazardous Material place
cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.

#3. The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean
engines of the trucks for about 20 years!
Now the question is, would you like a glass of water?


jenne1017
01-12-2010, 09:20 AM
To remove a bumper sticker from a car, pour some cola on it (regular, not diet) and watch it bubble up!

kaw
01-12-2010, 10:15 AM
but please, please, drink tap water or filtered tap water, not bottled water!

* tap water is much cheaper, even if you invest in home filters
* tap water is better for the environment, inc. landfills, air, ozone layer, local water sources
* tap water does not take oil, foreign or domestic, to bottle or distribute.
* tap water is safer
-- because of bizarre interstate commerce laws, 60-70% of bottled water is exempt from the water standards that your local municipality has to follow
-- one study (funded by NRDC) found that 1/3 of tested bottles failed state standards and/or guidelines for maximum microbacterial content

be strong //


briggsy13
01-12-2010, 10:26 AM
we have well water that is horrible. I guess it might be safe for human consumption but we do not drink it. We have a rust issue and it smells like rotten eggs, common in our area unfortunately. I buy distilled water by the gallon and recycle all my containers.

but please, please, drink tap water or filtered tap water, not bottled water!

* tap water is much cheaper, even if you invest in home filters
* tap water is better for the environment, inc. landfills, air, ozone layer, local water sources
* tap water does not take oil, foreign or domestic, to bottle or distribute.
* tap water is safer
-- because of bizarre interstate commerce laws, 60-70% of bottled water is exempt from the water standards that your local municipality has to follow
-- one study (funded by NRDC) found that 1/3 of tested bottles failed state standards and/or guidelines for maximum microbacterial content

be strong //

Shimmy Slim
01-12-2010, 10:32 AM
Also, if you have a bad back you should definitely drink lots of water. My chiropractor is really big on drinking water---this is what he says:

Good hydration helps the inter-vertebral discs act as effective cushions for the spine, protecting it from impact. It also helps the flow of cerebrospinal fluid along the spinal column. Aim to drink six to eight cups of non-caffeinated fluid a day.

rdw1
01-12-2010, 12:08 PM
Shimmy- you're right on...Thats number 6! I really believe it too! If I am dehydrated my back and legs hurt much much more than usual!

Shimmy Slim
01-12-2010, 12:49 PM
Whoops! I didn't see that in the original post. Oh well, at least it's some extra detail for people who might have been curious :)