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Here at Culligan of Canada, we love water. We often take the subject very seriously. But we’re not beyond having a little fun with our dedication to life’s essential beverage. As we celebrate May is Drinking Water Month, we present a few fun, odd and amusing facts about water that affect our bodies and Canada. Grab a cool glass of our favorite beverage and enjoy!

Fact 1 In Canada, there is more water underground than there is on the surface in places such as lakes and reservoirs – that’s a lot of water considering…

Fact 2 8% of the land in Canada is covered by lakes – that’s more than any other country in the world.

Fact 3 Water makes up approximately 70% of a human’s body weight – but that doesn’t mean to stop drinking water if you want to lose weight!

Fact 4 Approximately 80% of your brain tissue is made of water (about the same percentage of water found in a living tree).

Fact 5 By the time you feel thirsty, your body has lost more than 1 percent of its total water – do make sure to drink plenty of water before you feel thirsty. Let’s take a break for a glass of water right now. Meet you back at Fact 6.

Fact 6 Better? Let’s continue. Drinking water can help you lose weight by increasing your metabolism, which helps burn calories faster.

Fact 7 Drinking water may prevent arthritis. With good hydration and water in your body, there is less friction in your joints, giving you a less chance of developing arthritis.

Fact 8 Heart disease and cancer risks can be reduced by drinking enough water daily. Water aids in flushing toxins out of your body, and the fewer toxins that come into contact with your colon, bladder, and other organs, the less chance that critical ailments can develop.

Fact 9 Smile. Drinking water can promote good oral hygiene and may help in reducing cavities and tooth decay. Water helps produce saliva, which keeps your mouth and teeth clean.

Fact 10 Water is recyclable. Today there is the same amount of water on Earth as there was when the planet was formed. You may be drinking water that shared molecules with water that dinosaurs drank! Try not to think too much about this, though.

Fact 11 Many of the lakes on the Canadian Shield were created by glacial erosion (including those of the Great Lakes) – does this make the water really cold?

Fact 12 The Great Lakes are the source of drinking water to 8.5 million Canadians!

Do you know any fun facts about water that were not shared here? Stop by our Facebook page or Twitter to let us know about it!

Sources:

  1. http://www.ec.gc.ca/eau-water/default.asp?lang=En&n=11A8CA33-1
  2. http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/5-amazing-facts-water-145800702.html;_ylt=A2KLOzJcnzdRkHQAc.YhmolQ
  3. http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/water.html
  4. http://www.allaboutwater.org/water-facts.html
  5. http://www.nsf.org/consumer/drinking_water/ww_funfacts.asp
  6. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/water/NU00283

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