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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Eating Water Rich Foods-Your Second Key to Unlimited Energy

The second most important principle for unleashing your energy store-house is maintaining a water rich diet. In this era of fast food and junk food, we are very rapidly forgetting the importance of water as an integral part of our daily nutritional needs. In fact, by not taking in enough water, we are literally starving our body of its most important constituent: Water. 80% of the human body is nothing but water.

Nutritional experts are generally of the opinion that 70-80% of the foods we eat should be rich in water content; foods which have their natural supply of water retained in them, not something that has been artificially processed or prepared. There are broadly three categories of such foods:

  1. Fruits, or their juices (freshly squeezed)
  2. Vegetables
  3. Sprouts
Now, let’s do a little exercise. In the space provided below, list all the foods you ate or drank in the last 24 hours. Write down everything that passed your mouth, along with the quantity. Next, tick the boxes to the right of the ones which are rich in natural water. (Remember, that tea, coffee, or alcoholic drinks do not fall in the category of water rich foods.)

Food intake in the Water Food intake in the Water
last 24 hours Rich? last 24 hours Rich?
(along with qty.) (along with qty.)

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Now, make a rough estimate of the percentage of water rich foods in your diet. Ideally, it should be around 70-80%. And, anything below 30-40% is suicidal.

Percentage of Water Rich Foods: ________ %

Its important to understand that water is the universal cleanser, without which we just cannot do. Dr. Alexander Brice, in his book, "Laws of Life and Health" wrote:

"When too little fluid is supplied to the body, the blood maintains a higher specific gravity and the poisonous waste products of tissue or cell change are only cast off very imperfectly. The body is, therefore, poisoned by its own excretions, and its not too much to say that the chief reason of this is because a sufficient amount of fluid has not been supplied to carry off, in solution, the waste matter that cells manufacture."

Basically, what is happening in our bodies is that every second, billions of cells are destroyed and new ones take their place. The waste generated from the disposal of these dead cells have to be carried to the excretory organs (like the kidneys or skin) in solution of a fluid, and if water is not provided to the body in sufficient quantities, this waste will literally clog the circulatory system. This is the ideal condition for diseases and other forms of irritants to occur.

Once again, quoting Dr. Brice from his book:

"There is no fluid known to man, which can dissolve as many solid substances as water, which is indeed the best solvent in existence. If, therefore, the sufficient quantities of water are supplied to the body, the whole process of nutrition is stimulated, because the paralysing effect of toxic waste products is removed by their excretion. If, on the contrary, the toxic materials are allowed to accumulate in the body, all sorts of diseases will arise."

Further illustrating the importance of keeping the body free of its wastes, is the following experiment, conducted by Dr. Lexus Carol of the Rockefellor Institute. In his experiment, Dr. Carol took some living chicken tissue (whose life span is normally 11 years), and kept the cells free of their toxins. The tissue was kept alive for an amazing 34 years! And, finally, it didn’t die, but Dr. Carol terminated the experiment, concluding that it was possible for cells to live indefinitely if they are kept free of their toxins.

A 70% Water Rich Diet

Even while you follow your normal diet, make the following changes to enhance the proportion of water rich foods in it:

  1. Drink a glass of freshly squeezed juice every morning.
  2. Eat salad with every meal.
  3. Eat fruits instead of snacks.

These minor alterations in your diet can go a long way to improve the quality of your life, and as a result, you’ll feel much better and enjoy all the extra energy that you get out of this.

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