Fact or Myth: Drinking Water Flushes Toxins from Your Body

ways to purify waterThis is a FACT.

Truth: drinking water flushes toxins from your body. And no, the water that is part of your soda, or tea, or coffee, or sports drink (or whatever other sugary beverage you enjoy) doesn’t count! In fact, these other drinks actually increase your need for water, because more water is required to flush these liquids (and any toxins they may carry) from the body.

Water allows your kidneys to filter toxins, helps your cells take in nutrients and remove waste, and transports nutrients to every organ in your body. If you don’t drink enough water, then you might be suffering from a buildup of toxins throughout your body—from your kidneys to your bloodstream—and the effect is most definitely compromising your immune system.

No Fancy Detox System Required

It’s very simple. Your kidneys need water to work. Kidneys eliminate toxins and waste products from the blood and urine, and process water-soluble toxins from the liver. If you don’t drink enough water, your kidneys won’t have enough fluid to function properly. Instead of flushing metabolic waste out through the bladder, your body holds on to toxins. You can detoxify simply by increasing your water intake throughout the day, and flushing accumulated toxins from your kidneys!

Water also softens stool and promotes regular bowel movements. Toxins are removed from the digestive system through your bowels! If you don’t have enough water lubricating your stool and colon, then the colon can dry out and stool can accumulate, causing constipation and other digestive ailments.

So instead of reaching for that can of Diet Coke or bottle of Gatorade, reach for a glass of water instead…your kidneys will thank you!