The body is composed of approximately 60% water. The work of these fluids includes digestion, transportation of nutrients; absorption; creation of saliva; circulation; and body temperature maintenance.
When low on such fluids, the brain will trigger the thirst mechanism and except when taking medications which tend to make one thirsty, it
is important to heed to these cues and get a drink of water, milk, juice, coffee but not alcohol because alcohol interferes with communication between brain and your kidney.
While water does not directly have a magical outcome on weight loss, substituting higher calorie beverages with it will definitely help. Foods that have high water content look larger, the higher volume needs extra
chewing, and is absorbed much more slowly by your body, which ultimately helps you feel quite full. Such water-rich foods are vegetables, fruits, oatmeal, beans and broth-based soups.
Body cells which don’t preserve their balance of electrolytes and fluids shrink, which can lead to muscle fatigue. Intake of enough fluids is vital when doing exercises.
The skin does contain ample water and this function as a shielding barrier to avert excess loss of fluids. Dehydration will make the skin look more wrinkled and dry, and this could be enhanced with proper hydration.
Water assists the kidneys. Your body fluids carry waste products in and out of the body cells. The chief toxin in your body is known as blood urea nitrogen. The kidneys cleanse and rid your body of such toxins but this only happens if fluids are adequate. If one constantly drinks little amounts of water, one could be at higher risk of developing kidney stones, more so when in warmer climates.
Adequate hydration will keep things flowing well along the gastrointestinal tract and this prevents constipation.
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