The role of water in our bodies is huge and it constitutes a major part of our body. Water is a priority nutrient for every cell in our body. It is one of the basic building materials. It affects the regulation of the body’s temperature, is used to transport and metabolize carbohydrates and proteins, participates in cleansing and flushing out toxins.
Why drinking water, staying hydrated is important:
- In adult men, the water content in the body is about 60% – and in adult women about 55%
- The human brain is 80% water, so dehydration can cause serious damage
- Every reaction in the body requires a water molecule
- Water allows you to breathe by constantly moisturizing your lungs
- Blood plasma is mainly composed of water, over 90%
- Water maintains normal blood pressure and volume
How much water should you take to stay well hydrated?
It is assumed that we should drink 30 ml of water per 1 kg, in most cases it is still not enough. People who maintain low physical activity should drink 3 liters of water. Physically active person should drink up to 4 liters of water a day. By drinking water within 3 weeks, you are able to improve your health and certainly your general well-being.
How do you know if your body is not hydrated enough?
People who usually drink too little water complain of a constant feeling of tiredness and weakness. They feeling heaviness in the legs, trouble concentrating, headaches of unknown origin. Experience swollen and difficulty in losing weight. This is due to dehydration and water retention. In this way, the body defends itself by accumulating water in the subcutaneous tissues.
How do we know we’re hydrating well?
If you are well hydrated, your urine will be almost clear and odorless. However, if you drink 3-4 liters of water a day, the urine is more distinct smell and a darker or bright color – it may be the result of not absorbing some of the vitamins you take.