Water is said to be the most important classes of food. It naturally contains hydrogen and oxygen which is a vital nutrient in the hydration and oxygen circulation in the body. This is why when one faints or gets dizzy, the first thing given to such patient is water. However, most people just takes water because it quenches thirst but only few have ever stopped to consider the essential nutrient of water.
Water is known to be an essential component for the effective functioning of our body. Approximately 50 to 70% of our body mass is made up of water, including skin, tissues, cells and the organs. This is why one can live weeks without food but you can’t live more than 3 days without taking a cup of water.
As said earlier, water is an essential part of hydration and drives away dehydration. Dehydration is a condition in which the body doesn’t have enough water to support the vital functions and it’s symptoms starts with thirst, then move to shaking of some body parts like hands or legs, after a glass of water is not taken after this, it can lead to dizziness and might eventually cause the person to pass out.
Water is also said to removes toxins and waste products from the body thereby cleansing it and making your system more hygienic. Evidence of these is in more translucent color of urine excretion and easy ability to pass out stool. As such adequate intake can reduce illness in the body.
Water, also know as the 6th classes of food is required to process all the nutrients from the food consumed and carry the assimilated nutrients to the cells by circulating through the lymphatic system.
Daily, we lose water through perspiration, urine, breath and bowel movements. Thus, it is important to replenish the body by drinking water and consuming beverages, fruits and foods that contain water. Lack of adequate intake of water in the body can cause constipation, asthma, allergy, hypertension, migraine and many other health problems.
The question however arises, how do you know the adequate daily water intake? The Institute of Medicine has determined that the daily adequate intake of water for men is 3 liters and for women, it is 2.2 liters.
Help your system today by taking adequate water daily.