Everything you need to know about water

Functions of Water

  • Helps with digestion, absorption, and transportation of nutrients
  • Helps with the elimination of waste through kidneys, colon, and lungs
  • Lubricates joints and cushions body tissues

Sources of Water

Rainwater, oceans, rivers, lakes, streams, ponds and springs are natural sources of water. Dams, wells, tube wells, hand-pumps, canals, etc, are man-made sources of water.

What happens if you drink too little/ too much water?

You can drink too much water! Drinking too much water too quickly can lead to water intoxication. Water intoxication occurs when water dilutes the sodium level in the bloodstream and causes an imbalance of water in the brain.

If you drink too little water it can lead to dehydration. Signs of dehydration include dry mouth, fatigue, no urine output or dark yellow urine, no tears and sunken eyes. Your blood pressure might be low and your skin will lose elasticity. Water is also used in the delivery of oxygen. Without enough water, the blood flow to your tissues will be reduced. Severe dehydration can cause shock, coma and even death.

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Water Cycle

Always make sure you drink water

There are different types of water

Essential nutrients are in water

Recycle your water bottles

Fun Facts!

  • A healthy person can drink about three gallons (48 cups) of water per day!
  • The human body can live a long time without many other nutrients, but only a few days without water.