Every cell in your body needs water to function.Water transports nutrients and oxygen throughout the body, and carries away the waste materials.Water makes up most of your body, ranging from about 75% of body weight in infacy to 55% of body weight at older ages.your brain and heart are almost three-quarters water, your muscles and kidneys are almost 80% water, and even your bones are about 30% water.
Water makes your face glow, glammarous keeping healthy, adding beauty to your face and body.And by water, I also include cool drinks. But not Coco cola, Pepsi,thumbs-up, Sprite etc...cool drinks that keep your body healthier are fruit juices which brings a lot of useful vitamins to your body.For staying hydrated,water is the king The best approach is to be sure to drink plenty of water. Fruits like watermelon, grapes, cucumbers etc...are great options,too.
Water from all food and beverages-
For men the age of 50years is 3.7litres/day which includes about 13cups from beverages including water,the rest is typically obtained from food.
For women over the age of 50years,the AI is 2.7litres/day with about nine cups coming from water and other beverages.
So you actually need more than the eight glasses of fluid a day but doesn't have to be all water.
Another reason, older people need to be more aware of their body's fluid needs is that they are less able to compensate for the increased blood thickness that results from the loss of water through sweating.
Then there are the kidneys, which play a key role in regulating the body's fluid balance."your kidneys works more efficiently when the body has plenty of water".
Making saliva for food consumption and digestion.
Keeping mucosal membranes moist,these include membranes in your mouth,nose,eyelids, wind pipes and lungs, stomach and intestines, and urinary system.
Serving as 'ashock absorber' for your brain and spinal cord.
Transporting nutrients and oxygen throughout the body and removing waste.
Lubricating your joints.
Since your brain is about three-quarters water, it's not surprising that staying hydrated helps your brain to function, too. your brain needs water to manufacture harmones and neurotransmitters.
According to the experts in 'Nutrition Reviews,' inadequate fluid consumption is toutes as a common culprit in constipation, and increasing fluid intake is a frequently recommended treatment.