Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Water is a boon!

J is for a jugful of water:

A jugful of water is all that you need, to help you ward off many common ailments. Yes, it is true. Extensive medical studies have proven that it is so. The catch, however, is that you are supposed to drink this much daily.
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Yet, we hardly give a thought to this medically established fact. A jug of water holds key to so many major health issues concerning us. We no longer can ignore it. The sad part is that most of us ARE aware of the significance of drinking enough water. Strangely though, we get so much engrossed in the nitty-gritty of life that our twisted priorities tend to overlook the crucial element, which promotes our wellbeing. What a pity! For this negligence, we pay a heavy price health-wise. So many person-hours are wasted in unnecessary hospitals visits.

Just like air, sunshine, food, and fire, water is nature’s greatest gift. It is a tonic, indeed. Actually, it is the elixir of life. 'Two-thirds of our body weight constitutes water. The human brain is made up of 95% water.’ Just ponder how this nectar blesses our very existence on this planet!

Extensive researches have confirmed the manifold benefits, which accrue if we drink sufficient quantity of water daily.

Water is essential for our survival. We will die if we do not drink water for a few days. Water lubricates our joints, cells and the whole of our internal system. The blood flows freely in our veins energizing the body organs, to function much better.

Drinking about eight glasses of water and other liquids everyday aids digestion, removes constipation and allied problems. It helps kidneys and liver to flush out toxins through urination and perspiration.

Water is beneficial in regulating our body temperature through the evaporation of perspiration, thus cooling our bodies in summers. In winters, it helps in keeping our bodies warm by conserving heat.
It is partly dehydration, which leads to our experiencing cramps and discomfort at night. Most of us must have gone through the painful feeling of abruptly getting out of bed to straighten our legs and doing self-massage to relieve cramping.

Mild dehydration can cause daytime fatigue and headaches. Here I share my own example with you. The weather in Punjab is still hot, humid and suffocating. A few days back, after spending the morning, doing restarting the household chores, (We've recently returned from our summer stay in the hills.) I felt sick with depleted energy. While resting to restore some vitality in my limbs, I suddenly remembered the need to drink water. I did and surprisingly felt much better and could resume finishing the chores.

However, apart from the quantity the quality of water also matters a lot. Clean and pure water leads to good health and prevents waterborne diseases.

It also contributes to our wellness if we learn to preempt the feeling of thirst and quench it before it hits the danger button.

We must realize that we are to drink enough water for our health and overall well being.

The above observations are based on my own experiences, reading over the years and random research.
Can we imagine these beauties without the availability of water?

 Stately pines on hill plateau.
Gulmohar in full bloom

Friends Here is thinking about a few other documented facts about water in general.

Water scarcity is looming large over our planet earth. So many regions of the planet earth are turning deserts. Our rivers and lakes are drying, which is leading to a shortfall of rain. It is due to the shortsighted policies of the administrators of different nations. In this globalized world, we no longer can neglect our duties towards the affected populations of the world. One of the ways where we can participate is planting more trees, plants and conserving our forest wealth.  Plants need water to grow. Conversely, plants provide us with rains, which feed the earth and ensure the survival of living organisms. This is how it happens.
"During photosynthesis plants lose water as water vapor from their aerial parts through a process called as transpiration. These water vapors go to the air in the surrounding atmosphere and increase the normal moisture of the in it. It saturates the air faster and brings rains."

Man and nature enjoy permanent bond and are interdependent. Let's not lose sight of this fundamental truth.

Friends welcome here as always! Pl. share your views on the subject. 

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  1. Indeed....water can do so many good things to the human body....

    Have a splendid ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  2. I need to drink more water!
    Thanks for sharing your photos at

  3. You are absolutely right about water and I too followed it hardly though I aware about its need. But your words really make an impression and think about its cause again. I experience mild dehydrations at nights when all windows are closed due to mosquitoes and drinking water put back to normal.

  4. It's definitely necessary for the beauty that we see around us as well as our own lives. Great facts and lovely photos.

  5. Yes and in so m any areas, people are lacking fresh water even now in my own country. ..Michelle

  6. very nice
    thanks for sharing with us

  7. I do try and drink 8 cups of water a day. I usually drink at least two cups before I walk in the morning and then more throughout the day. I'll admit that I do get busy and forget to keep drinking some days.

  8. A wonderful post! I agree wholeheartedly about the importance of water. These days I know I've not been good with my water intake when I start getting a headache.

  9. Thanks for all the wonderful information - and reminder to drink more water! I have experienced dehydration more than a few times, and usually I'm pretty well out of it before I realize I probably need water! And, yes, after drinking a big glass of water I start reviving!