Water is the most important substance we will ever put into our bodies, next to oxygen. With water shortages gripping the country, and urgently needed for the bush fires, it’s also essential for human survival.
A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy, short term memory loss, constipation, aches, pains, fatigue, yawning, moody behaviour and cravings for sugar.
Our blood is mostly water, this water supports our body functioning at an optimum, every moment of every day. Water carries toxins out of cells and transports nutrients in. Water is found in every cell in our body: bones, eyes, lymph nodes, heart, lungs, liver, muscles, joints, your brain is 92% water. We adults are 75% water, children are even higher. Adults lose up to 12 cups of water per day and children lose 8 cups. If you don’t replenish what you lose daily, you become dehydrated and over time this can lead to illness and disease. It’s recommended that we drink a litre per 25 kilograms of body weight per day. If you are struggling to achieve this, type “water challenge needed” below.
A few of the benefits of water are it helps you live a longer, healthier life, it boosts skin wellness and it reduces the chance of a hangover. Salute, Good Health people, with a glass of vino rosso followed by a glass of water ….. of course!