Maintaining hydration is crucial to health and well-being, but there are still many people who do not consume enough fluids daily. Maybe you are one of them?
Discover 7 reasons why it is important to drink enough water.
Here are some facts about drinking water:
- Adults have 60% water in the body, our blood contains 90% water.
- There is no set maximum amount of water intake you should consume daily.
- Water is crucial for kidney function and other bodily functions.
- When we are dehydrated, the skin becomes more sensitive.
- Drinking water instead of juice can help you lose excess weight.
- All cells and organs of the body need water to function properly.
Lubricant for joints
The cartilage found in the joints and discs of the spine contains about 80% water. Prolonged dehydration can reduce the ability of the joints to cushion, which can lead to joint pain.
Regulates body temperature
The water stored in the middle layers of the skin comes to the surface of the skin like sweat when the body heats up. When it evaporates, it cools the body (in sports).
Some scientists have said that when there is not enough water in the body, heat storage intensifies and so the individual is less able to tolerate heat radiation.
If we have a lot of water in the body, we can reduce the physical load if heat “stress” occurs during exercise.
It carries oxygen throughout the body
Blood is made up of more than 90% water, and blood carries oxygen throughout the body, which is crucial for the proper functioning of our organs.
It prevents kidney damage
The kidneys regulate fluid in the body. Insufficient water can lead to kidney stones and other problems.
It improves efficiency during exercise
Some scientists claim that higher water consumption could increase efficiency during activity. Dehydration has been found to reduce efficiency in activities lasting longer than 30 minutes.
It helps you loosing weight!
Water can also help with weight loss if we drink it instead of sweet juices and carbonated sugary drinks. Drinking water before meals can help prevent overeating as water creates a feeling of satiety.
Soothes the brain, spinal cord and other sensitive tissues
Dehydration can affect the structure and function of the brain. It is also involved in the production of hormones and neurotransmitters. Prolonged dehydration can lead to difficulties in thinking and understanding.
How do we get water into the body?
Some of the water the body needs is obtained from foods with a high water content, such as soups, tomatoes, oranges, and most are obtained from drinking water and other beverages.
During daily functioning, the body loses water, which therefore needs to be replaced. We lose water by sweating, urinating, we also lose water by breathing.
Drinking water, either from the tap or from a bottle, is the best source of fluid for the body.
Fluid intake recommended
The amount of water we need each day varies from person to person, depending on how active we are, how much we sweat, and so on.
There is no set amount of maximum water intake per day, but there is a general fact about what a healthy water intake is:
male about 3.7 l
women about 2.7 l
80% of this liquid should be consumed with water or other beverages, and the rest is obtained from food.
With our Cana Royal Water you will not only consume enough fluid, but at the same time you will get a huge amount of calcium, as much as 340 mg / l. Calcium plays an important role in building bones in the human body and maintaining their strength. In addition to building the backbone of our body, calcium also plays an important role in maintaining healthy teeth and gums.
Cana Royal Water is special because it contains only 8 mg / l of sodium and can be declared “suitable for a low-sodium diet”. Most sodium is ingested through the use of table salt. Although sodium is essential for the normal functioning of the body’s functions, too much intake can also cause health problems, such as high blood pressure, which damages our heart and blood vessels.
Borut Niko Huber
The first Finewater sommelier in Slovenia