Amount Water To Drink

Water is an important structural component of skin cartilage, tissue and organs. For Human beings, every part of the body is dependent on water. Our body comprises about 75% water : the brain has 85%, blood are 90%, muscles are 75%, kidney are 82% and bones are 22% water. The functions of our glands and organs will eventually deteriorate if they are not nourished with good, clean water.

The average adult loses about 2.5 liters water daily through perspiration, breathing and elimination, symptoms of the body's deterioration begins to appear when the body loses 5% of its total water volume. In a healthy adult, this is seen as fatigue and general discomfort, whereas for an infant, it can be dehydrting.

In an elderly person, a 5% water loss couses the body chemistry to become abnormal, especially if the percentage of electrolytes is over balanced with sodium. One can usually see symptoms of aging, such as wrinkles, lethargy and even disorientation. Continuous water loss over time will speed up aging as well as increase risks of deseases.

If your body is not sufficiently hydrated, the cells will draw water from your bloodstream, which will make your heart work harder. At the same times, the kidneys cannot purify blood effectively. When this happens, some of kidney's workload is passed on the liver and other organs, which may cause them to be severely stressed. Additionally, You may develop a number of minor health conditions such as constipation, dry skin, acne, nosebleeds, urinary tract infection, coughs, sneezing, sinus pressure, and headaches.

So, how much water enough for you ?
The minimum amount of water you need depends on your body weight. A more accurate calculation, is to drink an ounce of water for every two pounds of body weight

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