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Ways Water is Used in Our Body

May 14, 2018

We all drink water when we are thirsty, but did you know that almost 60 percent of an adult's body weight is just water? Our body has water in its cells, organs and muscle tissues. This water performs a number of important functions to keep us healthy. When we lose water through breathing, sweating and digestion, we start feeling low due to the imbalance created by a lack of water in the body.

The amount of water needed by your body depends on your lifestyle and habits. Here are the ways water is used in our body and the reasons why you should drink more water.

Protection for Tissues, Spinal Cord and Joints

Water not only quenches our thirst but also regulates the functioning of various body parts. Adequate hydration ensures that your body tissue and muscles get enough moisture to function without being strained. For e.g. long hours of working on computers may cause dry eyes which is caused by loss of water due to strenuous use of eye tissue.

Water also acts as a lubricant for our joints and spinal cord, hence protecting them from wear and tear as we move and play. Drinking water regularly is considered an effective counter to arthritis - a health condition that affects joint function in adults and seniors.

Regulating Body Temperature

Another important function carried out by water is the regulation of our body's temperature. For example, when we exercise, our body warms up and the natural response of our system is to generate sweat. This nothing but the internal water being released to cool down the body.

Similarly, during winters, the body uses internal water to increase metabolic activity to keep us warm. When the internal water level drops we experience dry skin, lips, etc. So, it is very important to stay hydrated during winters as well.

Digestion and Body Waste Removal

When we eat food, saliva is produced to add water to it and make it easier to digest. That is the reason behind nutrition experts recommending water rich foods over water deficient foods. Furthermore, water helps in transferring the nutrition from the food to our cells and muscles.

Afterwards, when the process of excretion begins, water ensures a smooth passage of wastes through the intestines. Health issues such as constipation are a result of inadequate hydration.

How Much Water Do You Need?

Drinking 8-10 glasses of clean drinking water is advised for healthy adults. It is also important to drink water from a clean source. In today's day and age when water pollution is rising around the globe, buying a water purifier is the best way to get clean drinking water in your home or office.

Revolutionary technologies such as the reverse osmosis filtration make RO water purifiers way more effective than gravity-based water purifiers or other traditional methods of water filtration. Furthermore, brands such as Livpure are continuously working on newer water purification technologies such as RO + UV water filtration which offer protection from both organic and inorganic water pollutants.

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