Water The Elixir Of Life
Did you know that 60% of the body consists of water and it is the main component of the human body.
Tissues and organs are also mainly made up of water with the following percentages:
⦁ Muscle: 75% water
⦁ Brain : 90% water
⦁ Bone: 22% water
⦁ Blood: 83% water
It is recommended to drink 2-3 liters of water per day as it is the key to longer, healthier more vigorous lifestyle.
The following are a few key benefits of water
Water flushes down the by-products of fat metabolism in addition to acting as an effective appetite suppressant to reduce hunger. Besides, it has zero calories and is a perfect substitute for fizzy drinks and fruit juices as a thirst quencher.
Water helps to replenish skin tissues, moisturizes and increases skin elasticity. When skin is properly hydrated, a younger look will be produced.
Relieves fatigue and improve alertness
Water is used by the body to help flush out toxins and waste products from the body. If the body lacks water, the heart will need to work harder to transport oxygenated blood to all cells. This will cause exhaustion. In addition, the brain is made mostly of water and with enough water, alertness and the ability to concentrate is improved.
Helps in digestion and constipation
Drinking water raises metabolism as it helps in the digestion process. In addition, water with the help of fibers improves bowel movements.
Water also helps in improving immunity in fighting against common diseases such as flu and other ailments such as kidney stones and heart attack.