Importance of water for health

It plays an incredibly important role in almost all bodily functions, helps to remove toxic substances from the body, makes the skin hydrated

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There are a few things we can’t ignore to stay healthy and live life to the fullest. These are: diet, rest and exercise. No matter how well you eat, if you do not sleep and are not physically active, problems will arise. Also, if you exercise a lot, but eat poorly and do not get enough rest, your body will not like it.

Most of us know the importance of good nutrition. It is just as important to ingest the right amount of water, directly or indirectly. There are countless benefits to getting water into your body. Water is the basic building block of all of us. Blood is not water. Well, it is – as much as 92 percent.

Approximately 60-70 percent of the human body is made up of water. The exact value depends on the age and the proportion of muscle to fat tissue (because muscles contain more water than fat). Although water does not contain calories and nutrients, it is essential for life. We can survive for weeks without food, but without water for days. The body does not retain excess water as it does with fats, so it is necessary to take in the right amount of water every day in order to maintain good health.

It is difficult to take in too much water, because more water means more trips to the toilet, and the color of the urine becomes colorless. However, you should not overdo it with water in this way and try to make your urine color as pale yellow as lemonade. However, if you drink too little water, the body begins to dehydrate, and the first symptom is thirst. A visit to the toilet will surely thin you out, and the color of your urine will become dark yellow or even brown.

When you drink water or take it in with your diet, you get hydrated. If you do not take in enough water, your body will suffer, and this condition is called dehydration. Water is the main ingredient of our organism, meaning every cell, tissue and organ. It plays an incredibly important role in almost all bodily functions such as:

– Temperature control

– Transfer of oxygen and nutrients

– A component of many biochemical reactions is necessary

– Serves for cleansing – detoxification of the body through urine and feces

– Lubricates joints

– It has a role in digestion

– It is the basic ingredient of body fluids, such as saliva and tears

– Provides cells with shape, stability, etc.

Also, water helps to remove toxic substances from the body. An obvious example is that people who do not get enough water in their diet have a problem with acne. Drinking and drinking enough water will help keep your skin healthy. Sufficient water makes the skin hydrated, so people who do not get enough of it have a problem with dry skin.

Generally speaking, adults should consume two to three liters of water every day. This assessment does not include the specific medical conditions (diseases) of the person, exercise habits and place of residence (say with high altitude or in the tropics). Daily activities can increase daily water needs, for example, with heavy physical work in the warm part of the year, this estimate can increase several times.

In addition to drinking it, we can also ingest water through food. Many fruits and vegetables have a high water content, which is why we eat it in larger quantities fresh. Water is, of course, also found in juices, soft drinks, tea and coffee. However, when you drink coffee, know that caffeine dehydrates the body, because it acts as a diuretic. Alcohol is an even worse diuretic. Fruit juices are perfectly fine in terms of hydration, but they contain a lot of calories, so take care of this as well. The best, however, is pure plain water.

Because our body has so much water content, more or less intake can have an effect on body weight. People who are on restrictive diets with low carbohydrates lose water quickly (because carbohydrates bind water well), and then they think that they have lost weight, and in fact they have lost water quickly. Rapid weight loss is, therefore, another symptom of dehydration. Water reduces appetite. By no means diminish the importance of this. If you drink less, you are more likely to eat more.

 

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