Health Benefits of drinking Water

Summer is around the corner and we are seriously looking forward to loads of sunshine and happiness associated with it. This makes it imperative to remind ourselves of the importance of drinking water. Almost everybody knows that drinking water is good, but not everybody can give specific details on all the health benefits of drinking water.

Water is a universal solvent.

The chemical composition of living cells comprises of hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, carbon, sulfur and phosphorus which normally make up more than 99% of the mass of living cells. 99% of molecules inside living cells are water molecules.
Living cells are composed of about 70% water.
Water is very important to every living thing on earth.
All forms of terrestrial life require water.

There is an adage from my fatherland that says "No one forms enmity against water". Meaning  that water is everybody's 'friend'.
A human can go for more than three weeks without food, after all Mahatma Gandi survived 21 days of starvation. The best a human being can last without water at all is one week which is even a generous estimate. More typically about 3 to 4 days.

Under extreme conditions (for example on  a very hot day or in a desert) an adult can loose up to 1 to 1.5 liters of sweat per hour.
I figure that is the reason life on mars would not be particularly exciting at the moment, because the red planet is dry and barren with most of its water locked in polar ice-caps.
Water is a constituent of the lubricant in our joint, it regulates our body temperature through sweating and respiration and helps to flush waste.
There is need to understand that we loose water through sweating, going to the bathroom and even exhaling. Hence the need to drink water to avoid dehydration.

Ideally, people should drink nothing less than 2 Liters of water a day. However an easier way to remember how much water to drink per day is by the 8 x 8 rule. Drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. Since one ounce is approximately equal to 30 ml, so eight 8-ounce glasses of water will be about 1,920ml. You can do the mathematics yourself. Roughly 2 Liters of water per day is okay.  

Listed below are 10 great benefits of drinking water:

  1. Drinking plenty of water can help prevent and relieve constipation.
  2. Drinking water may help treat as well as reduce the risk of kidney stones.
  3. Drinking water can help you loose weight
  4. Drinking water increase your energy level, relieve fatigue and improve your brain function.
  5. Drinking water helps keep your skin hydrated and maintain its natural glow.
  6. Drinking water helps to flush out toxins
  7. Drinking water helps boost your immune system.
  8. Drinking serves as a natural remedy for mild headaches.
  9. Drinking lots of water helps improve the milk flow of breastfeeding mothers.
  10. Drinking water helps regulate body temperature.

The health benefits of drinking water are so numerous.

Even when you are not thirsty keep sipping water, you will do your body a whole lot of good.

Befriend H2O today and you will notice a whole world of difference.

Do not medicate, rather hydrate!

Maintain a healthy lifestyle, stay healthy.

"The groundwork for all happiness is good health."
                                                                        - Leigh Hunt.

Warm Regards,
Dr Funmi.


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