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If no-tillers are anything like the general population, 75 percent of you are chronically dehydrated and the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger. Even mild dehydration can slow your metabolism by as much as 3 percent.
So the next time you are very thirsty during spring planting season, remember that a lack of water is the number one cause of daytime fatigue.
Consuming only one glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100 percent of the dieters in a University of Washington study. Preliminary research indicates drinking eight to 10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80 percent of sufferers. A mere 2 percent drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memories, cause trouble with basic math and make it difficult to focus on a computer screen or printed page.
Drinking five glasses of water daily decreases your risk of colon cancer by 45 percent, slashes the risk of breast cancer by 79 percent and makes it 50 percent less likely that you will develop bladder cancer.