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Curtis Harwell Discusses Why Water Is So Important

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Water needs to be considered an essential nutrient. Because of easy access we take water for granted and do not realize the importance of proper hydration. According to experts, water is ranked second only to oxygen as essential for life. Your overall body weight is 2/3 water. A person can survive about two months without food, but only a few days without water.

Water is the most abundant ingredient in the human body through all phases of growth and development. Every system in your body depends on water to function.

  • Water is essential to your body’s temperature regulation, keeping it cool through perspiration.
  • Water flushes out toxins and wastes.
  • Water is a major component of blood which carries nutrients and oxygen to and from all cells.
  • Water provides a moist environment for all body tissues. It is the major component of saliva and mucous which lubricates the membranes that line our digestive system beginning with the mouth. Mucous membranes in the nose and eyes function better when well hydrated.
  • Water cushions joints and protects tissues and organs like the brain from shock and damage.
  • Water helps maintain a healthy weight. It is hard to distinguish between hunger and thirst. If you feel hungry, drink some water first and then reassess your hunger status.

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