Water Is Us.
6. Water water everywhere, to drink.
The fact that the human body is composed of over 70% aqueous liquid makes water almost as indispensable as air. Kidneys fail and death ensues within five to ten days if water-containing liquids are not imbibed. The cells of the body exist in an environment of lymph fluid, which consists mostly of water. It can’t function properly or at all without enough water to flush out toxins and remains of medical treatments such as chemotherapy. Extra sweating and urination can appear as other side-effects of potent medicines, making liquid intake even more of a priority. The immune system is inhibited without enough water and can’t do its job.
Sports-people, beauticians, horse-racers and farmers are a sample of people whose livelihood interests keep them very conscious of the harmful results of dehydration. Receiving sufficient levels of water is not only a performance enhancer for top fitness, looks and condition; the fundamental systems of the body only operate well in these circumstances. At least eight glasses of water per day are recommended. This might partly be satisfied through other drinks, and moist foods like most fruits. Substances like black tea, coffee and alcohol are increasingly dehydrating, however, so find out what counts and monitor intake in order to adjust to optimum levels.
Diarrhoea, perspiration and steamy breath caused by abnormal heat or activity, and other situations can lead to more rapid water loss that needs to be made up more quickly. Conversely, being in a steady or immobile state in cool surroundings can demand less than usual. Self-observation and correcting to the desired level in intake can prevent damage. The Australian Better Health Channel’s online guide to water addresses most questions well. Learning to love water is a long-term investment in health.