There is no doubt that what you eat and drinks is the basis of your enjoyment of either good health or suffering from multiple diseases, because good eating acts as a buffer against chronic diseases, such as heart disease and cancer.
In this regard, the importance of water is emerging as one of the healthiest drinks on the planet, according to the latest studies and research.
According to a study published in the journal Earth Environmental Science and reported by the Express newspaper, drinking water has a very big impact on human health, because it is an important source of nutrients essential to human health.
According to the study, “the trace elements (present in water) cannot be made by the human body itself, and must be taken from the natural environment. Water is a major source of trace elements needed for the growth of living organisms. And the composition of trace elements in water has a significant impact on human health. Also, changes in drinking water and groundwater sources can lead to significant changes in the health risks associated with trace elements.”
The study concluded that the high quality of drinking water is an important factor in protecting humans from many diseases.
When the body gets sick with influenza or another type of virus, there are common symptoms that can lead to dehydration, including fever, cough, diarrhea and vomiting, as well as loss of appetite. Proper hydration can help the skin and mucous membrane cells act as a barrier to prevent bacteria from entering the body.
Proper hydration also helps reduce nasal irritation when coughing, sneezing, and even breathing.
Severe dehydration causes the blood vessels in the brain to constrict, and when there are not enough high levels of fluid in the brain, this affects memory.
Dehydration is also known to increase blood pressure and risk of heart disease.
This is due to the fact that the heart has to work harder when there is less water in the blood.
The study quoted dietician Juliette Kilo and dietitian Dr Sarah Brewer, saying that each person needs to drink a different amount of water. Your daily requirements also depend on your weight, age, gender, activity level and the climate in which you live.
But women should drink about two liters of water each day, and two and a half liters for men.
During a typical day, a person loses about two liters of water just through breathing, perspiration, and other bodily functions.
Even during sleep, we can lose more than one kilogram of water weight not only through sweating, but also through breathing. And even air conditioning has drying effects on our bodies.
Other benefits of drinking water on one’s health include:
• Reduces the feeling of tiredness during the day
• Improves memory
• Nourishes the skin
• Aids in nutrient absorption and chemical reactions
• Removes toxins from the body
• Regulates the body’s cooling mechanism.