Health · Nutrtition

The Benefits of Drinking Water

“We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one” –Jacques Cousteau

Water: a relatively simple molecule, found covering over 70% of the earth’s surface and found in even higher percentages within our own bodies.  Some may refer to it as H20, agua, or de l’eau, but whatever you call this 3 atom molecule it is a vital source that helps to keep us living.

Our bodies have a high water content but did you know that our lungs consist of 80-90% water?  Blood, which acts as highway transporting substances throughout the body and nourishing cells with oxygen and other nutrients contains 82% water and our brains are about 70% water.  As the opening quote states, water is an integral part in the human life cycle, with many essential physiological processes such as:

  • It aids in digestion
  • Lubricates joints
  • Assists skin and nail health
  • Maintains body temperature

Some helpful tips for staying hydrated:

  • Add some lemon to your water
  • Consume more fruits and vegetables that contain high percentages of water such as:
    • Cucumbers (97%)
    • Zucchini & Celery (95%)
    • Watermelon & Strawberries (92%)
    • Grapefruit (91%)

I want to know, what are some things you do to maintain hydration?

Best in Health,

Khadija

 

 

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4 thoughts on “The Benefits of Drinking Water

  1. I do not like water and therefore had to create a mechanism to consume proper amounts. I drink 14oz before and 14 oz. after each meal (usually 3-4 daily meals.) In between meals I swallow 10 slurps periodically from a glass jar containing 64 oz. This provides a gradual all day consumption equalling 130-150 oz of water. I try not to drink with eating to force increased mastication and better digestion. For me, it is not enjoyable. It is, however, incredibly important. Life is not only about doing what is enjoyable; it is also about doing what is necessary to maximize healthy living.
    Thank you for sharing this important article.

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