How Drinking Water Will Boost Your Immune System

Article by Primrose Stuart

What is the immune system

This is simply defined as the body’s ability to defend itself from bacteria, fungi and toxins. It is seen as a complex network of cells and proteins that defend the body against infection.

Importance of the immune system

The immune system fights against bacteria, viruses and body cells when they become cancerous. Studies show that as people grow older their immune function decreases and recent research suggests this decrease is also related to nutrition and may be slowed or even stopped by maintaining healthy nutrition.

Drinking water to support a healthy immune system

Water is one of the most important substance needed for survival. For the body to properly function, it has to be well hydrated. Drinking plenty of water ensures that your immune system functions properly.

Key nutrients found in water

  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Fluoride

Benefits of drinking warm water throughout the day 

  • Magnesium in water protects the body from inflammation which has been associated with major health issues like arthritis, heart disease and cancer.
  • Calcium and magnesium in water helps to combat constipation.
  • Fluoride found in water is beneficial to dental health, preventing gum disease and cavities.
  • Calcium and magnesium in water helps to combat constipation.
  • Water prevents and treats migraines.
  • It boosts exercise performance.
  • Your heart, muscles and nerves need calcium found in water to function properly.       

The Chinese are popularly known to drink warm water throughout the day as they believe this hold vast benefits including improving blood circulation.

Tips:

  1. Add lemon to warm water to lower blood pressure & aid nutrient absorption in the digestive system. Lemon is also believed to aid weight loss.
  2. Add honey to warm drinking water to lose weight.
  3. Add honey to a glass of cold water to gain weight.

The magical power of water

Did you know?

  1. During the 5th Century, the church believed the water to hold medicinal powers so much that it was kept locked up for the fear of being stolen for magic purposes .

2. In Africa, people recognized and respected bodies of water as their source of spirituality. For example, Lake Victoria (in Tanzania) was called Nalubaale, which literally means the home of spirituality. It was considered sacred and protected by local communities(thesouljam).

source: www.independent.co.uk

3. The Zam Zam water found in a well situated in Macca is believed to have remarkable healing properties in Islam. According to Islam, it is a miraculously generated source of water from God, which sprang spontaneously thousands of years ago when Abraham’s Ishmael was left with his mother Hagar in the desert, thirsty and crying (Wikipedia).

          Source: arabnews.jp

  1. There are numerous holy wells and springs spread throughout Europe known for their remarkable healing and curative properties. In fact, there are 3,000 holy wells situated in Ireland alone (souljam).

 Source: https://www.pexels.com/@eberhardgross

There are endless beneficial properties of water that we cannot even begin to comprehend. Water is the source of all life form and what it can do spiritually is unbelievable. Clearly, as humans we know so little of the world around us. Like Eric Hoffer said “”In times of change learners will inherit the earth while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with the world that no longer exit”. The key emphasis is on there should never be a point in life when we think we know enough. Stay hydrated.

References:

  1. UNICEF/WHO. Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation: Special Focus on Sanitation. 2008 [Google Scholar]
  2.  https://www.webmd.com/diet/
  3. https://www.thesouljam.com/post/the-magical-power-of-water-will-blow-your-mind
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zamzam_Well

Published by primrosestuart

Primrose Stuart Health is a new initiative designed to share knowledge towards living healthy lifestyles. It takes a holistic approach that supports a person as a whole to ensure physical, emotional, social and spiritual well-being. The vision is to bring about the much-needed positive change in leading healthy, balanced lifestyles through sharing knowledge, research and experiences. To reach out to more people PS health welcomes ideas and knowledge from all communities to maximize impact in reaching people across the globe. The world is in dire need for the unification of talents, expertise, love and empathy to make it a better place.

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