A Wonderful Natural Source!



As citizens of the earth, we are presented with many wonderful natural gifts; everything we need has been provided for us! Every food and nutrient is already here, available for us to relish. Water is one of the wonderful natural resources that are here for us to enjoy. It is also an essential one. An adult body is composed of 60% water, and it is water that is in charge of keeping all the body systems functioning properly. The body loses water throughout the day through sweat, urine, and other bodily functions; therefore, it is essential to drink water every day and stay hydrated.

Although other liquids like coffee or juice provide some hydration, they do not offer the same advantages that pure water does because of their contents, like sugar and other ingredients. Some people struggle because they feel the need for some flavor in their drink. Some suggestions could be to create your beverage by infusing your water with fruits or citrus flavors. You could add some lemon, lime, or orange drops, maybe slicing some strawberries, and adding the slices to the water mint leaves provide a very refreshing flavor. This website provides ten delicious ideas for making your own “spa water” https://www.verywellfit.com/detox-water-89123


The amount of water you drink in a day matters! But it is important to keep in mind that, as with most things, there is not a set amount that applies to all bodies. The right amount of water tends to vary; it depends on different factors like personal needs, physical activity levels, sex, age, medical conditions, and other external factors like climate. But in general, there is a recommended daily amount to drink. According to the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine [1], the right amount of water is 3.7 liters (approximately 125 ounces) for men and 2.7 liters (approximately 91 ounces) for women. As explained in the article, this amount of water is not exclusive to drinking water, and it is the amount of water you should drink and that which is acquired through the foods we consume daily.



Why do we need water…


Benefits

  • It helps with the proper functioning of various systems in our body

  • Better digestion

  • Less probability of developing skin problems

  • Good circulation

  • It helps regulate body temperature

  • Protect organs

  • Better energy levels

  • Better brain function


Some ways to help in getting the right amount of water into our system on a daily basis:


  • Count the glasses, have a tall glass that you can fill out a particular (depending on the size) number of times during a day

  • Fill up a water jug with your daily amount and pour from there during the day

  • Use a water bottle; they come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and even temperature-keeping ones. In addition, there are water bottles in the market specifically designed to help you achieve your goal of the daily desired consumption of water. These water bottles even have a time written by which ideally you would have drunk that specific amount.


Now that we have highlighted the importance of drinking water make sure you’re drinking plenty!!!! As with everything, it is always of great importance to consult with an expert before exposing your body to drastic changes. In this case, your primary care physician might be able to assist in finding the right amount for your body since they have access to your medical history and other important data.



[1]. https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2004/02/report-sets-dietary-intake-levels-for-water-salt-and-potassium-to-maintain-health-and-reduce-chronic-disease-risk


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