The Importance of Water To The Body by Akpoveta Ufuoma



Water as we all know is older than man himself and has served man more than medals have. One can survive without food for months, but without water for weeks kills one's cells and will eventually lead to death.

The importance of water to the body cannot be overemphasized. The following are the importance of water to the body:

*Water regulates body temperature.

*Moistens tissues in the eyes, nose and mouth.

*Protects body organs and tissues.

*Carries nutrients and oxygen to cells.

* Lubricates joints

*Lessens burden on the kidneys and liver by flushing out waste products.

The body uses water in all its cells, organs and tissues to help regulate temperature and other bodily functions. Because your body loses water through breathing, sweating and digestion as vapour, it is important to re-hydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water. It forms saliva and mucus.

The human body is made up of approximately 60% water, the brain is 75% water and our blood is 83%.

Basic Facts

*Men have higher body water content then women.

*Body water content falls with age 50% in the elderly.

*During a 3-hour fight, you can lose up to 1.5 liters of body water.



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