Drinking Water and Health
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Water – Your Gateway to a Healthy Body

“Drinking water is like washing out your insides. The water will cleanse the system, fill you up, decrease your caloric load and improve the function of all your tissues.” Kevin R. Stone

First some basics.

The human body is made up of cells. In the mother’s womb, sperm and eggs combine to make a single cell.  Then in the womb cell multiplies. Soon there are hundreds of different cells.

They then make 50000 (Yes,  Fifty thousand) different protein to control the work of all our cells.

Some of these proteins are, collagen, which builds skin, insulin controls energy use, and hemoglobin supply oxygen.

Finally, in nine months, some 25 trillion living cells will emerge!!   The human body is made of such trillions of cells.

Each cell is made up of;

  • Water – 60%
  • Organic Molecules – i.e. Carbohydrate (5%), lipids (Fat) (17%), protein (17%) and nucleic acid (DNA & RNA)
  • Inorganic ions – 1%, i.e. Sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphate, chloride, and bicarbonate

The single cells, many of which are specialised so that they can perform a particular function, are grouped together to form tissues. These tissues in turn form special groups called organs. The groups of organs make up a system, and the systems join together to form a living body.

Water + Organic Molecules + Inorganic Ions = Cell (Like white blood cell, red blood cell etc.)

Many Cells = Tissue (Like muscle tissues, connective tissues, nervous tissues etc.)

Many Tissues = Organ (Like lungs, heart, intestine etc.)

Many Organs = System (Like the respiratory system, cardiovascular system etc.)

Many Systems = Body (Like human, cat, dog, monkey etc.)

On an average, our human body consists of 60% water. Water in our body is residing in our every cell.

Now imagine if 60% of the body is made up of water,  what adequate and inadequate consumption of water can do to our body’s health.

Yes, only the habit of drinking adequate water (keeping the body hydrated) can solve most of your health problems. On the other hand, only deficiency of water can impact the health of our every cell and therefore tissues and organs.

Handpicked related post: One habit can solve most of your health problems

We are particular about the regular maintenance of our car but not for our own maintenance.

We remember hydrating plants grown in our garden but not hydrating the self.

Aren’t we living with the misplaced priorities?

“Life is short. Focus on what really matters most; you should change your priorities over time.” Roy T. Bennett

You may also like to read:   How food imbalance is ruining your health

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