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Know what you're drinking: water!
5/4/2020

Know what you're drinking: water!

Water: a cheap medicine!

To keep our bodies healthy we depend on a very simple and inexpensive medicine: water!

You don’t think about it immediately, but water is one of the most essential nutrients for our body. Without water we can only survive three days.

Function of water

Did you know that the average adult body is 60% water and our brains are 80% water? Can you imagine how important water is for all the cells in our body?

One of the main functions of water is transportation. Water brings nutrients andhormones to the organs and transports waste materials from the organs and muscles to the kidneys and the bladder in order to get rid of it.

In addition to this, water is essential to keep your body at the right temperature. When your body temperature rises (for example during sports) water absorbs the heat and excrete the heat like sweat. The sweat on your skin evaporates and therefore your body cools down.

Thirsty? Your best choice is water!

Your body loses water each day by sweating and urination. But also through the . Therefore it is important to drink 1.5 - 2 liters of water a day to refill this loss.

The second best choice

Your moisture supply can also be refilled with tea and also by eating lots of fruitsand vegetables. They naturally contain a lot of water which your body can use to perform the normal functions. Coffee, alcohol and fruit juices are less suitable because they extract moisture from the body.

How to take care of your body

1. When you drink small amounts of water throughout the whole day, the body takes a lot of energy to process it. Therefore it’s best to drink a few times a day a larger amount at once (bulk drinking). This way your body got some time to rest.

2. Drink especially between the meals and don’t drink too much during a meal. If you drink during a meal your digestion will slow down and your body does not gets all the nutrients from your food.

3. Always start the day with two large glasses of water. During the night, your body loses a lot of moisture.

4. Listen to your body. Thirst is the best indicator to give you a sign that you have to drink.