💧Yes, you’ve heard it before: drink more water! The question is, why? Does drinking a lot (plenty) of water really make any difference? The answer is a big, rotund YES. This is something that you can see for yourself when you increase your water intake.
Every system in the human body counts on water to function. Just a 5% drop in bodily fluids will zap your energy, and a 15% drop may even cause death 😰
About 55-75% of the human adult body is made of water. The percentage of water in infants is much higher at around 75-78%, dropping to 65% by one year of age. When you stop and realize that, in fact, many of our organs are composed mainly of water, it’s easy to appreciate how important and great water is for us.
Our blood is more than 80% water, and the brain is more than 75% water. Our liver, which is necessary to filter out everything that enters the body, is 96% water! It works better when water is readily available within our system.
Each day our body uses about 2.5 liters of water just to survive, which should be replaced. Breathing alone uses between 1-2 pints of water a day 😲 Active people need to drink more than lethargic ones.
Some of the main benefits are:
💧Flushing toxins out of the body.
💧Helps to improve digestion.
💧Regulates body temperature
💧Helps convert food into energy
💧Moistens oxygen for breathing
💧It keeps looking our skin youthful, as it hydrates and plumps it.
💧Improves nutrients’ absorption
💧Helps carrying oxygen and nutrients to our cells
💧Natural cure for headache
💧Cushions joints and cartilage
💧Can help with fat loss
💧Assists in keeping an optimal fluid balance
💧Increases focus – productivity boost
💧It’s essential for the kidneys to function
💧It helps the body heals faster
So how much water is enough? Aim to have between 2.5-4 liters a day 💧
Water is the driving force of all nature ~ Leonardo da Vinci