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Importance Of Drinking Water And Recommend Daily Allowances

Water and Fibre are not nutrients in the human body but they play important roles to someone who consumes them . Th

Advantages Of Drinking Water;

The human body is made up of 60% water which means it is important to keep it hydrated throughout the day for normal functioning of the body. Actually by the time you feel thirsty the body actually needed the water 2 hours prior so the thirst is a signal of the body wanting some hydration.Dehydration kills faster than starvation because organs shut down due to lack of "Oil" to run them. The human blood is 90% water.

Functions of water in the human body

Regulates body temperature;

When it is hot a human being sweats to cool down the body, hence someone should keep hydrating to replace the lost water otherwise the body will heat up hence reduced tolerance to heat eventually a person can collapse.

Acts as a Lubricant;

helps to keep your joints lubricated and flexibles; the Synovial fluid that directly lubricates your joints is made up primarily of water. This fluid reduces the friction between joints and helps to maintain healthy tissue and joints. Helps also to lubricate the spinal cord hence acts as a shock absorber prevents damage.

Acts as a media for transport;

Being a solvent in the body water dissolves glucose and other nutrients like water soluble vitamins to the rest parts of the body.water also helps in the transportation of gases both from the lungs to the rest parts of the body.

Assists During Excretion;

Water helps to dissolve excess salts in the body and transports them to the kidneys for Excretion also it helps to dissolve Carbon II oxide from the body transports it to the lungs to the excreted out. Sweating also leads to excess loss of salts from the body.

Helps in digestion;

Water keeps the food moist thus hastens the process of digestion and prevents constipation.

Helps to keep the skin Healthy;

Water helps remove impurities from the inner parts of the body that can actually make the skin to close.

Keeps the body Organs Moist;

Body organs like eyes brain kidneys are kept moist by water thus maximizing their functions.

Helps in weight loss;

Sometimes thirst is confused with hunger so the more hydrated you are the more you are likely not to unnecessarily snack thus weight management. Drinking water instead of soft drinks prevents excessive sugar intake.

It is recommended that an adult human being drinks 8 glasses of water per day(2litres) but it can increase depending on the physical activity of an individual, gender ,body size and general health status of an individual.

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