We all know the importance of drinking the recommended 8 glasses of water per day , but are you aware exactly how that water is utilised within the body?
Here are some interesting water facts:
Two-thirds of the human body is made up from water
Roughly 70 percent of an adult’s body is made up of water.
All of the electrical and chemical actions of the brain and central nervous system are dependent on the conductivity of electricity between the brain and sensory organs, facilitated by water.
By the time a person feels thirsty, his or her body has lost over 1 percent of its total water amount.
Stress depletes the body of water, leaving cells dehydrated.
All other liquids are processed in the body as food and do not serve the body’s water needs.
Processed foods and caffeinated drinks are dehydrating.
Water improves concentration and mental co-ordination, releases stress and enhances communication skills.
It is believed that many illnesses are caused by chronic dehydration. Lack of water cause depression, stress and anxiety as well as physical problems such as high blood pressure, migraines, pain in the joints, allergies and asthma.
Drinking water also helps to flush out toxins from the body.Though water doesn’t necessarily neutralise toxins the kidneys do use water to get rid of certain waste products. If you don’t drink enough water, your kidneys don’t have the amount of fluid they need to do their job properly.
Makes you think doesn't it? I'm off to the fridge to get my first glass of the day!
Facts courtesy of Fairview Therapy Clinic Limited