Did you know the human body is made up of 55-75% of water? Yep. And did you know that the leaner you are, the more water you hold?
That is because muscle holds more water than fat. Water is crucial to your health. Not only does every system of your body depend on it, your life depends on it. It is by far the most important nutrient (besides oxygen) for the human body. Clean drinking water has so many health benefits that you cannot afford to be dehydrated. Nothing can substitute for water. Not coffee, tea, soda, or even fruit juices which defeat the purpose of hydrating your body properly. Feeling a little thirsty?
Drink up some H2O for your health!
Water is necessary for every system of your body to work. The functions below will give you a better understanding on the role water has with the human body.
Water helps to maintain proper metabolism in our body.
It helps to regulate and maintain our body temperature.
It present in the blood carries oxygen and nutrients to all out cells.
It moisturizes air in our lungs.
It is used as a conductor for all substances in the body.
It cleanses toxins from out body parts.
It increases the immune system.
It is essential for digesting food.
It helps to cushion our joints.
It helps the body to fight against disease.
It helps you lose weight by flushing by-products of fat breakdown.
It is great for anti-aging by making the skin supple and taut.
Marzia Prince’s tips to staying hydrated:
1. Chug it! Drink clean filtrated water to hydrate your body throughout the day even when you’re not thirsty. Especially around exercise time.
2. Avoid alcohol. It acts like a diuretic. It will dehydrate you instead of hydrate you.
3. Avoid outside activities during the hottest part of the day. (10 am-3pm) If you must be outdoors, make sure to drink adequate water to replenish what is lost.
4. Excessive caffeine. Drinking too much caffeine in the form of coffee, tea, sodas, energy drinks, or pills will cause you to excessively urinate, ridding your body of necessary fluids. Stick to the minimum amount of caffeine (like a cup of coffee or tea). If you consume caffeine you need more water to make up the water lost in your body.
5. Eat your water. Stay hydrated by eating fruits and veggies throughout the day.