Water

Water: Every single cell is made up of water including 75% of the water in our bodies.  Water is critical for the life and function of the cells, tissue and organs in the body.  This includes, thought process, movement, nerve function, blood circulation, temperature, dissolves minerals and nutrients, making them more accessible to the body, digestion, elimination of waste etc. all depend on water.

Here are some science-based health benefits of drinking enough water.  Water helps maximize physical performance, particularly important during intense exercise or high heat, reducing oxidative stress. Significantly affects energy levels and brain function all is strongly influenced by your hydration status. Some research suggests that water helps reduce symptoms of headaches and relieves constipation. 

If you have ever had kidney stones, which are painful clumps of mineral crystal that form in the urinary system.  A higher volume of fluid intake increases the volume of urine passing through the kidneys.  Water passing dilutes the concentration of minerals, so they’re less likely to crystallize and form clumps.  Water may also help prevent the initial formation of stones.

Water helps protect your tissues, spinal cord and joints by lubricating and cushioning your joints, spinal cord and tissues.  This will help to enjoy physical activity and lessen discomfort caused by conditions like arthritis. While you are exercising you may need your temperature controlled through sweating, and yes this needs water.

Blood oxygen circulation requires water, it carries helpful nutrients and oxygen through your entire body.  Reaching your daily water intake will improve your circulation and have a positive impact on your overall health.

Drinking water may boost your energy by activating your metabolism.  A boost in the metabolism has been associated with a positive impact on energy level.  One study found that dinking 500 milliliters of water boosted the metabolic rate 30 percent in both men and women, with the effects lasting over an hour.

I hope I have convinced you of the importance of having water!

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Ref: healthline.com

June 10, 2024

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