Why water is important to the human body?
A newborn’s body contains 75% of water. This is reduced to 60% for adult and 50% for elderly.
It may surprise you at first how much water our bodies contain, but the liquid has a very complex and important role in the healthy and balanced functioning of the body.
- If water consumption is insufficient
It loses water when digested and urine leaves. In the summer, when everyone sweats, a lot of fluids and mineral salt, vitamins leave their bodies. If you drink enough, your fluid balance will remain balanced. But you can tell by not drinking consciously enough. You may get tired, dizzy, nauseous, increase in acid production, lack of focus, deterioration in your working condition, or even become more irritated or have trouble sleeping.
It would therefore be good if you drank at least two litres of mineral water per day, preferably carbonless. The loss of minerals, trace elements and vitamins should be derived mainly from nutrition, therefore, in addition to adequate hydration, a varied diet is especially important.
What’s the daily water requirement?
- The average daily intake of water for an adult is 2-3 liters, of which 1-2 liters of water is taken in the form of liquid, the remainder is taken with food and during oxidation.
- The basis of liquid intake is pure water, mineral water should be reported.
- This can sometimes be varied by the consumption of other drinks such as fruit tea, milk, fruit juices, smoothies, taking into account that the latter also have calorie content, so this should be taken into account when compiling our diet.
The consumption of sufficient water helps to prevent excess kilos of excess weight from deposits and obesity. You can do much to preserve your health and your lines by covering your daily fluid needs in the form of mineral water or tap water.
The physiological role of water
Without water, there is no life, no health. Any liquid that you consume that is not clear water to your body is like the truck that arrives to move, and the loading bay is already packed.
- Water is a means of Transport for metabolic processes.
These days, you hear a warning from a lot of people and different media saying, “Let’s drink plenty of fluids.” Let us examine the metabolic process of our body and get an accurate picture of the liquid that our body really needs.
Our health depends to a large extent on the functioning of our metabolism. It is also necessary to eat quality nutrients from the point of view of achieving the desired status and disease prevention, so many fresh vegetables, fruits and whole grain cereals. However, by taking these foods, we have only taken the first step towards a healthier life, because it is not enough to just eat the food. The nutrients introduced must be transmitted through the digestive system and the body’s delivery systems to the furthest cells.
After the cells take nutrients from the blood and release the selected waste materials, they should be released from the body by means of the selection system. This whole process is called metabolism.
- The role of clean water in metabolism
Water is a means of Transport for our organization. More than 70% of our bodies are water.
Water does a lot of work in our organization. The most important of all is that as a means of transport, it is present in all metabolic processes. As the basis of our cells, our blood and digestive fluids, water as a carrier (solvent) transports nutrients — in the form of dissolved substances — from our digestive system to our cells and then removes the excreta from the body through the secreting organs. So water is a means of transport!
Can the body’s water needs be replaced with other liquids?
The answer is no.
For thousands of years, man used water to quench his thirst. In recent decades, however, according to fashion, the water has been replaced by various coloured sugared soft drinks enriched with preservatives and additives. In advanced societies, tea, coffee, alcohol and various soft drinks are often thought to be a suitable substitute for clean, natural water. These drinks may contain water, but they also contain dehydration. They’re removing the water that dissolves them, and they’re draining our body’s water reserves!
A glass of Coke often takes two glasses of water away from the organization!
Concept of saturated and unsaturated solutions
Maybe we remember in chemistry class when we learned about saturated and unsaturated solutions. When sugar is dissolved in water, it reaches a point where the solution is saturated and the water (solvent) is unable to absorb any more sugar. So the water has a certain capacity to absorb and transport the maximum amount of dissolved matter!
What does that really mean? Let’s look at a graphic example.Imagine we’re moving. We’ve ordered the truck to move our furniture to our new apartment. All right, here it comes, there’s just one small problem: the cargo bay is already packed with all kinds of things, and there’s just no room for our furniture. So it’s” saturated.”Today, we are deceiving our organization by consuming soda. Our bodies call for water scarcity with thirst, and we give them soda instead of water. Soft drinks fill the stomach and turn off the thirst while the body continues to thirst at cell level, with so much sugar and other useless substances in soft drinks that such a saturated solution is unable to perform the function of the means of transport in the body. We have just asked whether we can replace our body’s water needs with any liquid. The answer is definitely no!
- Our organization is thirsty and sending signals!
- Our organization needs 2-3 liters of clean water per day.
- If we do not provide this to our organization, it sends signals. We feel tired, we feel enervated, often accompanied by headaches.
If this remains the case for a long period of time, stomach and digestive problems may occur, for which medicines are often taken and many side effects may occur. Other liquids, which are not water, are not included in the daily 2-3 liters. Let us drink clean, healthy drinking water to quench our thirst.