Today, I got an email from one of my friends. She was asking me about the importance of water, and its effect on the human body. She was especially concerned with its importance in helping to prevent heart attacks. This inspired me to write an article that will be helpful to us all.
Water has always been an important and life-sustaining drink. It is essential to the survival of all organisms. However, many people, particularly women will tell you that they do not drink enough water. It is often due to our busy schedules that we forget to drink enough of it.
Drinking water is essential to health, beauty and longevity. One can survive without food for 40 days, but ones health will gradually deteriorate after two days depending on the temperature and amount of body water loss.
We should always maintain our daily water intake, and take care to drink water at the correct time. This will increase the effectiveness of our body overall, and help us to obtain proper functioning of our internal organs.
Benefits of Drinking Water and its Functions in the Body:
- regulates body temperature
- 83% of body’s blood is water
- removes body waste
- cushions bone, 75% of muscles are water
- helps body absorb nutrients
- protects and cushions vital organs
- help convert food into energy
- moistens oxygen for breathing
- helps carry nutrients and oxygen to cells
- helps to maintain normal kidney function
Excluding fat, water composes approximately 70% of the human body by mass. It is a crucial component of metabolic processes and serves as a solvent for many bodily solutes.
Remember, proper hydration will prevent and help your body overcome disease more effectively.
Happy Drinking (H20)!!
For Your Health,
Dr. Wendy Lanser D.C.