Fun fact: When you get thirsty, you are already dehydrated hence the feeling to drink water. This colourless, odourless fluid makes up at least 60 percent of the adult body and is essential to the body to function optimally.
By drinking water, you are doing your heart a great service. The heart pumps 1500 to 2000 gallons of blood daily. Water lubricates the internal organs and the bloodstream. This makes it easier for the heart to do its job.
But the importance of water to the human body is not restricted to the heart alone.
What does water do for you?
- Water and Weight Loss: Water naturally has zero calories, therefore, substituting water for soda or juice can reduce your caloric intake. Switching one 20 oz of sugary beverage for water reduces your caloric intake by 240 calories.
- Regulate temperature: Water helps regulate our internal body temperature by sweating and respiration.
- Transporter: It also helps transport the metabolized nutritional contents of food through the bloodstream to locations where they are needed.
- Waste removal: Water also assists in flushing wastes from the liver and the kidney. The filtering of waste by the kidneys produces urine which is mainly water