Why Is Water Important?

Updated: May 19, 2021

It's common to hear that water is essential for your health. Keeping hydrated is crucial for health and well-being.The human body uses and loses water every day. Water is the largest constituent of the human body: Total body water averages at 60% of body weight.

The water content of various organs ranges from 83% in blood to only 10% in adipose tissue.

10 benefits of drinking water

  • It boosts skin health and beauty

With dehydration, the skin can become more vulnerable to skin disorders and premature wrinkling.

  • It aids in digestion

Experts confirm drinking water before, during, and after a meal will help your body break down the food you eat more easily. This will help you digest food more effectively and get the most out of your meals.

  • It helps you lose weight

Studies have linked body fat and weight loss with drinking water . Drinking more water while dieting and exercising may just help you lose extra pounds.

  • May help relieve constipation

Drinking plenty of water may help prevent and relieve constipation, especially in people who generally don’t drink enough water.

  • May help treat kidney stones

Urinary stones are painful clumps of mineral crystal that form in the urinary system. Increased water intake appears to decrease the risk of kidney stone formation.

  • It improves blood oxygen circulation

Water carries helpful nutrients and oxygen to your entire body

Reaching your daily water intake will improve your circulation and have a positive impact on your overall health.

  • It lubricates the joints

Cartilage, found in joints and the disks of the spine, contains around 80 percent water. Long-term dehydration can reduce the joints' shock-absorbing ability, leading to joint pain.

  • It forms saliva and mucus

Saliva helps us digest our food and keeps the mouth, nose, and eyes moist. This prevents friction and damage. Drinking water also keeps the mouth clean. Consumed instead of sweetened beverages, it can also reduce tooth decay.

  • It helps maintain blood pressure

A lack of water can cause blood to become thicker, increasing blood pressure.

  • Water may help to get rid of cellulite

It is estimated that as many as 90 percent of women have cellulite, although men can have it, too. While getting rid of cellulite completely may not be realistic, it may be possible to prevent cellulite or diminish its appearance. The solution is inexpensive, easy, safe and natural drinking more water.


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