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Why I Have To Drink


The Best Thing Of All

Our body is made up to sixty- percent water

The brain and heart our seventy-three percent

The lungs our eighty-three percent

The skin is sixty-four percent

The muscle and kidneys our seventy-nine percent

Even our bones our thirty-one percent

I have to be crazy not to drink water

There are days I don't think of drinking

Other times I might get a glass or two

Studies show the average person should drink eight, eight ounces glasses a day

In work, I had access to soda

So for years all I did is drink every flavor

Coke, Orange, Sprite, Gingerale, Root Beer, Diet Coke

Then I became creative

I would mix different combinations of each and then would blend to a funny color

I called it a rainbow drink

When I met my wife she explained how bad soda is for us

All sugar

She soon stopped drinking it

Then I followed

Ice tea

I turned to Poweraid drinks and Hi-C

Still not the best

I turned to orange and apple juice and chocolate milk

Finally, just plain water

It has been a journey

Almost forty- years of change

I don't miss soda any more

The bubbles bother me

Now when I even have Ice Tea

It is too sweet for me

So here I sit

Pouring a nice tall glass of cold water

Now I hear

Drinking warm water is better than cold water

It helps aid digestion and circulation and gets rid of toxins faster

So once again another curveball

Just when I begin to figure things out

I find some new news

The bottom line drink water and be healthier

The more we do it

The better we are

One simple step every day

Can help us in many ways


DREAM ON (author) on February 19, 2021:

BRENDA ARLEDGE I always love to see what other people do. I usually find one way and if it works I never change. It is always good to hear other thoughts and ideas. You help me push out of my comfort zone. Even though it feels right it is not always the best choice. I have to try to drink more warm water, If it is better for me that makes sense. I love I mean I love cold water. So refreshing. Those curveballs keep coming like it or not. Maybe we both can come up with a water drink that is better not all that sugar and healthier. I was reading that garlic water is healthy for you. I really don't like garlic. Put the two together I cringe at the thought. Thank you for reading and sharing my good and bad times. Hopefully, more good than bad. Have an awesome day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 18, 2021:

I love that...a curveball just when you have it figured out.

I drink water most of the day...an occasional soda maybe one a day if that.

Only because i get tired of drinking water.

I've tried all kinds...even that hint of water.

Believe me...it is only a hint of flavor, not worth the expense.

Take care..and watch out for those curveballs.

I dink it both ways...cold & warm

DREAM ON (author) on February 18, 2021:

Peggy Woods The more we talk and learn about it the more we know. I drank a few glasses of water today and hopefully, I am not done. We have a pitcher of water in the refrigerator when I get my wife a glass i pour one for me too. My wife is a really good water drinker so I try really hard to keep up. In the end, our bodies will function better. Even when we get older. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Non-sweetened tea sounds like a good idea. Is that the same as sun tea? Have a fine night.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on February 18, 2021:

We do need to maintain our bodies with a sufficient amount of water consumption. I sip on water throughout the day and get plenty of water on a daily basis. I gave up drinking soda decades ago. I do enjoy drinking non-sweetened tea and coffee. Also enjoyable is some good wine with meals.

DREAM ON (author) on February 18, 2021:

Louise Powles We all have the things we love. We could have been influenced by our parents or friends. I have heard drinking one cup of coffee a day lowers the mortality rate. So I wouldn't stop so fast. A happy medium is always best. It is better to have a little more than less. Thank you for sharing and caring. It is amazing how we all hear different things good and bad. Then we have to decide for ourselves. My cat Charlotte is a big water drinker but even she has her days.

DREAM ON (author) on February 18, 2021:

Ann Carr So many people are coffee drinkers. I have never had one cup of coffee. It does smell so good. It never interested me. I like a little tea once and a while. I could drink hot chocolate all year round. I never was big on any alcohol. If I was to drink the good old French red wine sounds pretty tempting. I heard a little red wine is good for your heart. I mix crystal light flavors to give the water something extra once and while. Thank you so much for sharing. We still get a little water mixed in other things. I have also heard drink a glass a water before bed. Have a good day.

DREAM ON (author) on February 18, 2021:

Dora Weithers When I was young nobody emphasized the importance of drinking water. If you were thirsty you drank anything you wanted. Only later we became more conscious of our decisions. Then there was a huge push for everyone to drink bottled water. When I was small you would think people were crazy if you drank water instead of coke cola. I think it was due to all the advertising we saw on t.v. Good old water is the way to go. Thank you so much for following me over the years. I look forward to all your comments. What we learn today can help us live a better tomorrow. Have a great night.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on February 17, 2021:

To be honest, I don't drink as much water as I should do. I really must start drinking more of it. Too much coffee, that's my problem.

Ann Carr from SW England on February 17, 2021:

Yes indeed. Water is the best thing to drink. In fact, if you are dehydrated, then you can have hallucinations, feel dizzy and be ill. I drink a lot of water, always have.

I don't like tea, though I do find that iced tea is palatable. My preference is coffee but I limit myself to no more than 4 per day - I used to drink far more when I was working (machine at school, unlimited for free!) but decided to cut down. I came off it completely for a while and had a headache for a week - withdrawal symptoms! I was surprised but that told me that I was doing the right thing. I still maintain there's nothing better than a cup of 'proper' coffee (filtered from fresh ground beans) after a good meal.

I also drink some alcohol but we limit that sensibly too. A drop of good French red wine is wonderful!

Having said all that, I'm off to fetch a glass of water..


Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on February 17, 2021:

"The bottom line drink water and be healthier." Thanks for sharing your journey to this realization. It's a helpful reminder for me.

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