Importance of drinking water
Recently, I started drinking more water and less other beverages thinking this would be good for a blog for Seven as well as to better my health.
I figured my body needed more water intake rather than taking in coffee, tea and other unwanted beverages on a day to day basis. I started on Sunday (Jan. 17) and we’ll see how long I could do this. I know I can’t live without coffee or tea but as a test run, I said to myself, for 2 weeks I will not drink any of the three except once per day (haha).
A bit of why I decided to drink more water and less the other stuff. For the last little while, I had been experiencing a bit of irritability, fatigue, nervousness, dizziness, weakness and headaches. I then did an online research on why I was feeling like this then boom, it said, “An average adult body contains 42 liters of water and with just a small loss of 2.7 litres he or she can suffer dehydration displaying the following symptoms” that I had just written. As I got in-depth in my research about water, I learnt that it can have a lot of positive effect on the human body.
Drinking plenty of water also gives you a glowing complexion to your face as well as you feel more energetic and more strength.
Also, according to the website, www.laleva.cc/environment/water.html, it says that The beverages most people choose to consume are often counter-productive in promoting hydration. Coffee, tea, alcohol, soft and sugary drinks are all diuretics and will cause not only the loss of water they are dissolved in, but they will also draw water the bodies reserves. In normal conditions, the website states, your body needs to replace the fluids it has lost throughout the day. Most of fluids should be replaced by drinking pure water. The rest you should get from fruit, vegetables and their juices. Attention must be given that the elderly and children are meeting their daily requirements. Dry mouth is not the only indication of dehydration, in fact it is the last sign. You need to acquire the habit to drink water even when you think you don't need it and eventually your true thirst mechanisms will be reawakened.
Phew. Yes, water is something we all need. It is something that our bodies need. It is our life saver and it also fights off unwanted deceases or sicknesses. Water is important to the mechanics of the human body. The body cannot work without it, just as a car cannot run without gas and oil.
In fact, all the cell and organ functions made up in our entire anatomy and physiology depend on water for their functioning.
• Water serves as a lubricant
• Water forms the base for saliva
• Water forms the fluids that surround the joints.
• Water regulates the body temperature, as the cooling and heating is distributed through perspiration.
• Water helps to alleviate constipation by moving food through the intestinal tract and thereby eliminating waste- the best detox agent.
• Regulates metabolism
As the website notes, Water is involved in all bodily functions: digestion, assimilation, elimination, respiration, maintaining temperature (homeostasis) integrity and the strength of all bodily structures. WOW.
As I take up this challenge to drink ONLY water for the next 2 weeks, I shall see how things go in terms of my own weight and body strength. Oh yessss!!!
Until then, keep the spirit of Seven alive! JayB