WATER AND BODY
Water is the second most important requirement for human health after oxygen. Water is a general solvent and carrier, so water is the basis of all biological processes in the human body.
Water also helps to adjust the body temperature.
It is vital for people to maintain a certain level of body temperature
Imagine your life, you can live 6 weeks without eating, but you can't live more than a week without drinking water. When people lose 10% of their body water, their lives are in danger, and when they lose 20%, death is inevitable. The average human body contains about 38-46 liters of water. 92% of the blood, 22% of the bones, 75% of the brain and muscles are water.
THE IMPORTANCE OF WATER IN HUMAN LIFE
The human body is largely composed of water. The rate of water in our body varies throughout our life. 75% of body weight in a newborn baby is composed of water, this rate is 70% in children, 60% in adults and 50% in the elderly. An adult person needs 2-3 liters of water a day, some of which will be supplied from food.
Water has very important functions in the human body. These functions can be listed as follows:
- Water is a biological solvent, which enables the transport of vitamins and minerals both in the body and in the body.
- Water plays a very important role in regulating body temperature.
- It plays a basic role in moistening of skin, removing toxins and cleaning the body.
- It facilitates the functioning of the kidneys.
- Ensures that many organs function properly as it is a lubricant.
- Water helps balance the muscles and helps to regulate their natural functions at the time of contraction.
- It ensures the body to be free of harmful substances.
- It eases digestion and reduces after-meal complaints and ensures maximum utilization of nutrients.
- No substance burns without oxygen, the body is also related to the burning of nutrients, water in people who consume enough oxygen in the blood can be transported in a healthy way enough to accelerate the fat burning.
- It provides the transport of oxygen and nutrients to the cells and also the disposal of the waste products from the kidneys.
- It protects the moisture balance of body tissues such as mouth, eyes and nose.
- Ensures efficient operation of the immune system.
- When sufficient water is not taken from the outside, the cells keep the water in their bodies to form edema. Therefore, it has an important role in preventing the edema that may occur in the body.