The Importance of Drinking Water
I heard these words many years ago when watching a television program and this saying is true,” water is the liquid of life”. Where would we be without it, water is our most precious resource and we must do all that we can to ensure that we make water a part of our diet.
Water is used in so many things and in so many ways, can you imagine this world without it. All life form depends on water to be sustained, from the largest animals to tiniest microscopic organism. So what does water do to the body to keep it healthy?
Even before the discovery of electricity or the invention of light, generations before us survived well into their hundreds, water was one of the things that they depended on, it just goes to show that humans were living for a long time without modern-day comforts, but the use of water was always there for their survival. So again we can see the importance of water.
Water and our bodies
When we look at plants, for example, plants are made up of mostly water and vitamins, when we consume plants we are giving our bodies these superfoods that benefit us in so many ways, it is no doubt why our bodies get supercharge by taking a refreshing drink of water.
The body is said to be composed of 80% water
There are times when I would tell persons that nothing can quench our thirst or benefit our bodies like taking a good drink of water. Water helps our bodies to get rid of toxins, a build-up of these toxins can cause serious harm to our bodies. How does this all works?
Water and our kidneys
Our kidney’s job is to help our bodies get rid of toxins by filtering impurities. These impurities are stored in our bladder, when we drink water the kidneys use this water to help remove these toxins from our bladder through urination. But if we are not drinking sufficient water not only is our kidneys in danger of not functioning the way it should but our bodies will become sickly.
It is said that we can go for weeks without food, but the body can only go a week that’s seven days without water. So again we can see the importance of water. Just like how cars need fuel in order to run properly so do our bodies need water to function.
Have you ever had the unfortunate experience of running your car when it was low on fuel? I had this experience and it was not a good one, after a while, the steering wheel locked up on me and I had to pull to the side of the road, not only that, I was told by my mechanic that if I run my car too low on fuel it can actually damage the fuel pump.
If we treat our bodies the same way then our organs will lock up so to speak, in other words, our organs will begin to malfunction and when this happens this spells trouble.
Other benefits of water, A – Z
A. Water helps to keep the body hydrated.
B. Water helps in weight loss.
C. Water helps to relieve headaches.
D. Water revives the body.
E. Water aids in digestion.
F. Water helps to maintain the proper balance of the body’s fluids.
G. Drinking water aids in helping with a good bowel movement.
H. Drinking water helps to clear the skin.
I. Drinking water helps to boost the immune system.
J. Water helps to prevent sprains and cramps.
K. It improves our mood.
L. Water helps to energize muscles.
M. Flushes the body.
N. Drinking water helps to regulate the body’s temperature.
O. Water helps to keep the skin clean.
P. Water is believed to help with breastfeeding.
Q. Helps to carry oxygen throughout the body.
S. Drinking water can aid in detoxing the body.
T. Helps to create saliva that is needed to help break down foods as we chew for proper digestion.
U. Drinking water helps with blood circulation.
V. It helps to transport oxygen and food throughout the body.
W . Keeps the oxygen moist in our lungs.
X. Drinking water helps to keep the joints lubricated.
Y. It helps to form Cells.
Z. Helps to keep body tissues moist.
The final word
So from this list, we can see the importance of water, we can not survive without it. Let’s make sure and give our body what it needs and that is water which is the liquid of life.
About the author
Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.