Water facts below taking from ~
"There's a whole lot of water on Earth! Something like 326,000,000,000,000,000,000 gallons (326 million trillion gallons) of the stuff (roughly 1,260,000,000,000,000,000,000 liters) can be found on our planet. This water is in a constant cycle -- it evaporates from the ocean, travels through the air, rains down on the land and then flows back to the ocean.
The oceans are huge. About 70 percent of the planet is covered in ocean, and the average depth of the ocean is several thousand feet (about 1,000 meters). Ninety-eight percent of the water on the planet is in the oceans, and therefore is unusable for drinking because of the salt. About 2 percent of the planet's water is fresh, but 1.6 percent of the planet's water is locked up in the polar ice caps and glaciers. Another 0.36 percent is found underground in aquifers and wells. Only about 0.036 percent of the planet's total water supply is found in lakes and rivers. That's still thousands of trillions of gallons, but it's a very small amount compared to all the water available.
The rest of the water on the planet is either floating in the air as clouds and water vapor, or is locked up in plants and animals (your body is 65 percent water, so if you weigh 100 pounds, 65 pounds of you is water!). There's also all the soda pop, milk and orange juice you see at the store and in your refrigerator… There's probably several billion gallons of water sitting on a shelf at any one time! "
Here are some of the conflicting ideas I have heard ~
1) Most humans are super dehydrated, and thus we need to drink at least 3 litres of water a day. Drinking 4 to 5 litres would be most beneficial.
2) The macrobiotic people say : Do not drink too much water for it is too 'Yin', which will weaken us. We get most of the water we need from our food, and so a 2 cups of water a day would be enough.
3)Drink only when you are thirsty, as this is how our body lets us know when we need to drink.
4)Do not wait until you are thirsty, for this is the way the body tells we are not drinking enough through out the day. We should ideally never be thirsty, and this will indicate that we are well hydrated.
5)You should bless your water and keep it moving so that it does not become stagnant. If we drink stagnant water, we too become stagnant.
Personally, I have tried all of the above, and at this present moment, I tend to agree more with option number 1. Since being in Spain ( almost 2 weeks) I have stuck to this daily routine pretty well. Some might think that it is too hard to drink 3,4 or 5 litres of water a day, but once you get in the flow, it becomes quite easy. I always drink my first litre of water upon waking up in the morning. I then drink around a litre at lunch and then I fit in one or two litres in the rest of the day.
Do I really need to drink this much water ? Well, I have been taking notes from a Durian rider ( a raw vegan athlete for 11 years who you can find on youtube) and he recommends this amount. He boasts so much about getting this much water into our system will help our bodies beyond belief. He says drinking this much water is one factor to losing weight. And of course it will flush out toxins. I have also heard that drinking this much water will help our sleep and will also help us connect to our 'Spirit guides' as 'Spirits' are also made of water in the form of vapour (if you believe we have them) so it is through this medium that they are more easily able to communicate with us.
I have to say that from my experience so far, I am really loving drenching my insides with water. I am so blessed that the place I live in now has water filtered from the nearby mountain into the taps of my house, and even the local village has its own free source of mountain water at 'La plaza del fuente' (fountain square). My next door neighbour has also got a trickling a fresh water spring.
|My neighbours sprin water|
La Plaza Del Fuente in Periana, Andalucia Spain