The Importance Of Water

Water is a unique natural substance, and it is the only substance that is found in three forms, they are liquid, solid (ice), and (invisible) gaseous, or vapor in the air.

So water is essential for all life forms on earth. Water is called the Universal Solvent, because it dissolves more substances than any other liquid. This means that where ever water goes, either through the ground or through our bodies, it takes along valuable chemicals, minerals and nutrients.

In humans, water usually makes up 70% of the human body, so naturally it is an important ingredient and so vital for our survival. Your body uses water, which helps the blood carry oxygen and nutrients to your cells, and helps rid your body of wastes or toxins.

The cells in your body needs water to function properly too. Water helps in the digesting and absorption of your food, and it helps cushion your joints and soft tissues.


What is the important role of water?

It helps in the removal of toxins from your body. Our body is a combustion engine that melts away fat reserves when it works hard at burning calories. So water helps in eliminating harmful waste. Waste products can accumulate, interrupt and prevent any weight loss, so it's vital that more than a litre of water a day is taken to give your kidneys opportunity to eliminate waste derived from the foods burned. So water intake is very crucial when trying to lose weight.

Drinking a glass of water before a meal will help you eat less and make you full, and water does not contain calories. So drinking seven to eight glasses of water a day is recommended. But this can vary due to warm and dry weather, or exercising where your water intake increases. Water helps replace lost fluids through exercise and other means.

An icy cold glass of water increases your metabolism by making your body work to warm up that water to the temperature that it needs to use it.

 

How Much Water Should You Drink?

Our kidneys can process fifteen liters of water a day! So drink plenty of water during hot days and during exercises, but be aware not to drink too much volume at one time or too fast, as this can cause water intoxication. Drink in small amounts at intervals. You can also get your water intake from eating fruits that contain water. Watermelon is almost entirely water, which counts towards your daily water intake.

When you're eating a diet high in protein, of course you would drink a lot more water than normal to help with the digestion and breakdown of the molecules in the protein. More info @ Healthy Living With Protein...

 

Don't Mistake Thirst For Hunger

Plan your daily meals on a weekly basis, so that you can calculate when to drink a glass of water. You don't want to mistake thirst for hunger. One way to test this out is to drink a glass of water and then wait a few minutes to see if you're still hungry.


[ Be sure to get a periodic medical checkup before committing yourself to any weight loss program. It is advised that you do not go to extremes with any diet program, as this may affect your health Jesse Evans ]

2 comments:

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Water is basic necessity for life along with oxygen. You have explained with so much clarity and purely to the point article.

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Importance of water nobody can deny it. Water is important for our skin, our digesting system and so on. It keeps us healthy. Always drink plenty of water and excercise daily for a healthy body and mind. Thanks this post is really informative.