Everybody knows that drinking plenty of water is a daily goal.

Drinking enough water is essential to the functioning of our body. Water is necessary for proper digestion, cellular growth, and to sustain healthy tissues. When we are sufficiently hydrated, it shows in our skin, hair, and fingernails. We are clearer headed and possess stronger immune systems. Sleep and mood are also improved with quality water intake. It is almost like magic.

Flush out toxins

In a detoxification process, water is a vital part of the process of flushing out the toxins accumulated in your body. Increased sweating and urination are two of the easiest ways to encourage the flushing out of toxins. Increasing your water intake is important both to stimulate these processes. It also helps to replenish the body’s water supply as the result of increased toxic fluid release.

Is your water clean?

It is important that the water you are drinking is clean. Many common sources of daily drinking water are of less than ideal quality. Water in plastic bottles, tap water and well water are all known to have potentially high levels of contaminates and toxins. So-called “health drinks” and electrolyte beverages are marketed as replenishing drinks. These often contain dyes, sugars, and excess calories that contribute to your body’s toxic burden. Filtered, room temperature water is the easiest for the body to absorb and it’s not difficult to obtain.

How to clean your water

Water filters come in varying degrees of effectiveness. The pitcher varieties like Brita and Pur make filters that remove various toxins; read the labels on the packaging carefully to ensure you are getting the filter that will work best for your needs. There are more thorough filtering systems you can consider but these are often more expensive. A simple pitcher filter of high quality will serve for the purposes of the NaturKur detox program. Make sure also that the plastic pitcher in which the filtered water is held is BPA-free.

How much water do I need?

Different people require different amounts of water each day for their individual body’s needs. Many health professionals agree that a reasonable benchmark is 64 ounces of clean water each day. That equals eight 8 ounce glasses each day or half a gallon. A more accurate measurement of water intake would be the calculation of half your bodyweight in ounces daily. For example, a 200-pound person would need 100 ounces of water each day. It is important to note that any non-caffeinated and non-alcoholic liquids such as broths, juices, or herbal teas, also count toward your water intake.

How to drink all that water

It’s helpful to invest in a good glass water bottle or pitcher for use during this program. Each morning, filter enough water to fill the pitcher with your daily water intake and drink from it during the day to ensure you are getting as much as you should. There are also high-quality water bottle filters that you can use if you spend your days in a place where you are unsure of the water quality. Measure the volume of your water bottle and figure out how many you need to drink each day to reach your goal.