Drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water daily

Apr 7, 2011 by

Drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water daily

The importance of water

  • Low water consumption is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.  It is important for healthy cell function.
  • The recommended intake is ½ of your body weight in ounces.  For example, a 160 lb woman needs 80 ounces (that’s x10- 8 ounce glasses) of water daily.
  • Filtered or purified is best, followed by spring then tap.  Never drink distilled.
  • Tap water has fluoride, chlorine and other chemicals and heavy metals.
  • It is best to drink from glass, then hard plastic, then soft plastic.

The human body is anywhere from 55% to 78% water depending on body size. A rule of thumb, 2/3 of body is consists of water, and it is the main component of human body.

Did you know that your tissues and organs are mainly made up of water?

Here is the %:

  • Muscle consists of 75% water
  • Brain consists of 90% of water
  • Bone consists of 22% of water
  • Blood consists of 83% water

The functions of water in human body are vital because it:

  • Transports nutrients and oxygen into cells
  • Moisturizes the air in lungs
  • Helps with metabolism
  • Protecst our vital organ
  • Helps our organs to absorb nutrients better
  • Regulates body temperature
  • Detoxifies
  • Protects and moisturizes our joints

Every cell in your body needs water from head to toe. That is why it is so important to drink enough fluid. Take for example, brain consists of 90% of water, if you do not supply enough water to your body, your brain cannot function well, and you will get headache or migraine. Hence, next time, if you feel fatigue and headache, it may be the sign of dehydration.

 

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