Water is one of the most important components of our body, representing approximately 60% of body weight (51% women). The water content in the body changes with age, at birth is as high as 75%, and at the end of life is much lower.
Why drinking water is so important and what are the recommendations?
Mainly water meets detoxifying function, eliminates toxins from the body and serves to maintain a constant temperature. The human body is not able to store water for a period of too long time.
The body constantly loses water in many different ways. In the first place, the physiological loss associated with the breath, sweat, urine and stool. Increased physical activity, high body temperature, also contribute to the loss of water.
Water is essential for the body fluid. The mineral water has many healing and detoxifying properties that are widely recognized.
Daily water quantity should be tailored to the needs of each individual. Mineralization of soft water, it is recommended to drink or beverage, and preparation of strong mineralization, to increase the level of calcium or magnesium or to improve digestion.
Do not wait until you’re thirsty:
Thirst is a distress call, occurs when the body feels lack of water. So, do not wait until you feel thirsty. You should drink 1.5 – 2.0 liters of water per day (more if you practice some kind of sport).
To reach the recommended level try to test different types of waters: soda or carbonated, drink from a cup or bottle, as you prefer.
It is very important to take care of daily, an adequate level of hydration, since it depends on:
- Vitality and energy level
- The skin condition
- State of health
- General Welfare
In addition to the detoxifying properties, water is also essential for proper bowel function, fecal matter must be sufficiently hydrated (fiber helps to absorb water).
During the diet or weight loss program, it is essential to develop the habit of drinking a glass of water when we drive to eat, that will help us to “trick” the feeling of hunger and without any calorific contribution.