water is important
water, is one of the most essential elements to health and is so important that your body actually has a specific drought management ststem in place to prevent dehydration and ensure your survival. Water makes up more than two thirds of human body weight, and without water, we would die in a few days. A mere 2% drop in our body's water supply can trigger signs of dehydration. Mild dehydration is also one of the most common causes of daytime fatigue.
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 that make up our entire anatomy and physiology depend on water for their functioning.
Water serves as a lubricant
Water serves as a lubricant in digestion and almost all other body processes. The water in our saliva helps facilitate chewing and swallowing, ensuring that food will slide easily down the esophagus. Water also lubricates our joints and cartilages and allows them to (pardon the pun) move more fluidly. When dehydrated, the body rations water away from the joints.
- Cell life
Water is a carrier, distributing essential nutrients to cells, such as minerals, vitamins and glucose.
2. Chemical and metabolic reactions
Water removes waste products including toxins that the organs’ cells reject, and removes them through urines and faeces.
3. Transport of nutrients
Water participates in the biochemical break-down of what we eat.
4. Body temperature regulation
Water has a large heat capacity which helps limit changes in body temperature in a warm or a cold environment. Water allows the body to release heat when ambient temperature is higher than body temperature (1). The body begins to sweat, and the evaporation of water from the skin surface very efficiently cools the body.
5. Elimination of water
Water is an effective lubricant around joints. It also acts as a shock absorber for eyes, brain, spinal cord and even for the foetus through amniotic fluid.