By now we should all be aware of the importance of water and how it effects your health. Water is an essential nutrient and plays a key role in the human body. We can survive up to several weeks without food, but only a few days without water. This has been well documented throughout the internet. Each system in our bodies, from cells and tissues, and especially vital organs requires water to function.
Did you know that:
Water carries nutrients to all cells in our body and oxygen to our brain
Water allows the body to absorb and assimilate minerals, vitamins, amino acids, glucose and other substances
Water flushes out toxins and waste
Water helps to regulate body temperature
Water acts as a lubricant for joints and muscles
Source: European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
We know it’s important, we know we should be drinking more of it. The question is why? Let’s break it down, water makes up 60% of our total body weight, and up to 90% of brain weight. (Spoiler: Yes, your brain depends on water to operate at full capacity.) In general, hydration is essential for your body to function at all, let alone at its top level. Convinced?
Now for the science that may help you further understand why water is vital!
1. Water boosts energy.
2. Water helps weight loss.
3. Water aids in digestion.
4. Water detoxifies.
5. Water hydrates skin.