Why Water is Important For Humans

Water is the main component of living things. The human body has 75% water at birth and about 60% in adulthood.

Approximately about 60% of that water is inside the cells, while the rest is the one that circulates in the blood and bathes the tissues.

Water is also responsible for removing waste substances from cellular metabolism from our body and has an essential role in regulating body temperature, through the evaporation of water.
There is also a production of water resulting from the combustion of nutrients, for example by oxidizing one gram of fat, 1 gram of water is achieved. If the camels can endure months without drinking it is because they use the water produced by burning the fat of their humps.

Daily water needs

It is very important to consume a sufficient amount of water every day for the proper functioning of the assimilation processes and, above all, for the elimination of residues from cellular metabolism. We need at least three liters of water a day, at least half of which we get from food and the other half must be obtained by drinking. Of course, in certain situations such as when it is hot, we practice physical exercise or have a fever or diarrhea or, in some stages of life, these needs can increase considerably.

Recommendations on water consumption

It is advisable to consume water between meals, between two hours after eating and half an hour before the next meal.

It is especially recommended to drink one or two glasses of water as soon as you get up. Thus we achieve better hydration and activate the body’s cleaning mechanisms.