Have you ever tried living a day without taking in water? What did you feel? How did your day go?
Our body is made up mainly of water. We can continue living for weeks without food, but the absence of water renders life incapable of sustaining itself. Water is necessary for anything to live, and all the processes inside our body are not an exemption.
In average, around 50 to 60% of an adult’s body weight is water. Let’s say you weigh 150 lbs. about 90 pounds of your body is made up of water, 30 pounds account for fat and balanced with protein, vitamins, carbohydrate and minerals. Compared to women, men have more water, and compared to obese person, an individual with lean muscles have more. 92% of our blood is water, 75% for muscle and brain, while the bone’s composition has 22% of water.
Actually, water plays many functions, that’s why it is of utmost importance. Nutrients are passed on to the cells with the aid of water, and so is the excretion of waste materials in urine form.
Water assists in the conversion and transportation of energy from the food we intake, not to mention that it makes digestion and food processing easier. Because the food moves smoother, nutrients are also better-absorbed by the body. All these are made possible with water.
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Without water, our organs and body parts will become dry and more vulnerable to injury. It is water that shields our joints and internal organs, and makes our eye, lungs and pathways of air moist. A fetus is also benefitted by water, wherein the amniotic fluid protects the fetus while inside the mother’s womb.
Most, if not all, foods present in our society now contain water to a certain degree—milk has 87% water, 75% for eggs, meat about 40-75%, vegetables around 70-95%, cereals ranges from 8-20% and bread having around 35%. But though the case is this, daily consumption of water shouldn’t be disregarded.
The water our body doesn’t need is excreted through our skin and kidneys, with a minimal amount also lost via the gastrointestinal tract and lungs. Generally, an approximate of 4 to 6 cups of water, together with other waste products, are expelled from the body in the form of urine. One’s fluid intake determines the amount of urine they will excrete. Nonetheless, our body still needs to excrete a particular amount of urine, regardless of your fluid intake. Our skin loses water through sweating, and from our lungs through the air we exhale.
The body has the ability to maintain its water level at normal. The mechanism of thirst makes you realize that the blood is starting to become concentrated, hence, prompting you to increase your fluid intake. Under normal conditions, drinking when feeling thirsty can solve the problem immediately. However, for certain situations where great amounts of fluid and electrolytes are lost, such as with the case of severe diarrhea, vomiting, excessive bleeding or perspiration, high fever and burns, consulting a professional might be necessary.
An individual’s minimum water intake should exceed 1 liter, since approximately 1.5 liters is lost through our skin, lungs, guts and kidneys. Two liters daily is the ideal amount, as aside from water loss via organs, approximately one third liter of water is consumed during energy production.
A great deal of water is supplied to us by fruits and vegetables. Since these contain around 90% water, consuming four pieces or four servings should be able to provide you with half the ideal fluid intake (2 liters).
Bear in mind that tea, alcohol and coffee doesn’t do much for our fluid intake, as they take away minerals and causes the body’s water loss.