Black and Blue Water

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The Fountain of Youth is water, it is the elixir of life. Water has the restorative powers to cleanse, rebuild and restore the body. But do you sip enough from The Fountain of Youth? Most people feel that they do, but perhaps your body is telling you something different. Many people think that substituting sodas, coffee and juice for water is enough to keep us hydrated and healthy, but nothing can beat the original and the best – water.

Water is second only to oxygen in importance for health. Roughly 70 percent of an adult’s body is made up of water. At birth, water accounts for approximately 80 percent of an infant’s body weight. During your day you lose fluid continuously, from skin evaporation, breathing, urine, and stool, and these losses must be replaced daily for good health.

Once you drink water, it leaves your stomach in about 5 minutes.

We can survive a month without food, but we’ll die after a week without water.

The weight a person loses directly after intense physical activity is weight from water, not fat.

Here is a delicious way to drink your water. This is from; Why Should I Drink More Water?, (Amazon 2013)

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Fill a quart jar with cold water. Bundle fruit in cheesecloth. Squeeze the fruit and juices to release the flavor, be sure to do this over your pitcher so you don’t waste any of the juices. Tie off the cheesecloth and submerge the bundle just below the water in the jar. 
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  2. ½ cup blackberries and ½ cup blueberries, muddle gently.
  3. Optional add a squeeze of lemon or lime.
  4. Let sit overnight in refrigerator and enjoy tomorrow.
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