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Friday, December 21, 2012

"The Importance of Water And Your Health"


How much water do you need?

Every day you lose water through your breath, perspiration, urine and bowel movements. For your body to function properly, you must replenish its water supply by consuming beverages and foods that contain water.


For men is roughly 3 liters (about 13 cups) of total beverages a day. For women is 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) of total beverages a day.

The human body is anywhere from 55% to 78% water depending on body size. A rule of thumb, 2/3 of body is consists of water, and it is the main component of human body. Did you know that your tissues and organs are mainly made up of water? Here is the %:
  • Muscle consists of 75% water
  • Brain consists of 90% of water
  • Bone consists of 22% of water
  • Blood consists of 83% water

The functions of water in human body are vital. The water:
  • Transports nutrients and oxygen into cells
  • Moisturizes the air in lungs
  • Helps with metabolism
  • Protects our vital organ
  • Helps our organs to absorb nutrients better
  • Regulates body temperature
  • Detoxifies
  • Protects and moisturizes our joints
  • Lower Stress With Water
  • Water Reduces Kidney Stones

If you do not supply enough water to your body, your brain cannot function well, and you will get headache or migraine. Hence, next time, if you feel fatigue and headache, it may be the sign of dehydration.

6 reasons to make sure you're drinking enough water or other fluids every day:
  • Drinking water helps maintaining the balance of body fluids.
  • Water can help control calories
  • Water helps Energize muscles
  • Keeps skin looking good
  • It helps Kidney
  • Maintain normal bowel functions

5 Tips to Help You Drink More
If you think you need to be drinking more, here are some tips to increase your fluid intake and reap the benefits of water:
  • Have a beverage with every snack and meal.
  • Choose beverages you enjoy; you're likely to drink more liquids if you like the way they taste.
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables. Their high water content will add to your hydration. About 20% of our fluid intake comes from foods.
  • Keep a bottle of water with you in your car, at your desk, or in your bag.
  • Choose beverages that meet your individual needs. If you're watching calories, go for non-caloric beverages or water.

Diseases due to lack of water
  • Large amount of energy loss 
  • Premature aging
  • Excess weight and obesity
  • High/low blood pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Constipation
  • Digestive disorders
  • Gastritis, stomach ulcers
  • Respiratory troubles
  • Acid-alkaline imbalance
  • Urinary infections
  • Rheumatism

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