Water along with Oxygen is the most important substance to our bodies. Up to 60% of the human adult body is water. According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158 – “the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%.”
Every single cell craves for water. We can survive without food for several weeks, but our organs will stop working after only 3-4 days without water.
Functions of water in our bodies:
✅Maintains muscle tone
✅Improves your skin / hair / beauty
✅Lubricates joints / spinal cord / tissues
✅Forms saliva and mucus
✅Helps to flush waste and toxins from our bodies, mostly in urine
✅Increases our energy level and brain function
✅Regulates body temperature
✅Helps to lose and maintain weight
✅Helps maintain blood pressure
✅Helps to maximise our physical performance
✅Helps to prevent and treat headaches
✅Helps to relieve constipation
✅Helps to prevent and treat urinary infections and kidney stones
It is absolutely essential to your good health and well-being.
To bariatric patients it is recommended to drink 64-80 oz / 2-2.3 l of water a day.