Why It’s Important to Drink Water

A glass of water to help stay hydrated.

The benefits of drinking water are essential to our very survival; our body contains up to 60% water.

In this post, I will outline the importance of drinking water and plenty of it daily.

I’ll go over some of the endless benefits water provides and some of the symptoms of dehydration.

I’ve highlighted the significant bits for you, just in case your schedule is tight.

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Just Like Plants, We Need Watering.

Weare made up of up to 60% of water; that’s over half the raw ingredients needed to make up the complex organism that is you.

H.H. Mitchell, in the Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, informs us of the following:

“the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%.”

It makes sense that ensuring we keep that 60% balance as steady as possible will make an immense contribution to good immune system health.

Add a twist of fruit to add natural flavor to your water
Add a twist of fruit to add a touch of natural flavour and a boost of vitamins to your water.

How Much Water Are You Supposed to Drink a Day?

There are plenty of official recommendations and guidelines out there about how much water you should drink a day.

I drink as much as I know I need and sip it throughout the day; your body usually has a way of letting you know when it needs water.

Be sensible by all means; check out the recommendations here according to CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention).

There is no harm at all in checking them out.

Every day I consciously ensure I drink enough water; I also feel and see the benefits for myself.

Why Water Is Good For You

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Water, where would we be without it?

Vital to life without question, listed below are just a few of the bodily functions it supports.

  • It helps to carry oxygen and nutrients throughout the body, including the brain.
  • Supports, maintains, and sustains the immune system and all its functions.
  • Regulates and controls body temperature.
  • Flushes out and removes toxins and waste from the body.
  • Assists with the absorption of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, proteins, glucose and amino acids by the body.
  • Water lubricates the mucus membranes, joints and muscles.
  • Water is the main ingredient needed in the production of blood and saliva.
  • Assists and supports the creation, repair, regeneration and constant replacement of all cells and tissue in the body.

Our body cannot store water for later use, so it needs constant replenishment, on-demand ideally, as and when required.

A Fine Balance

Life is a delicate balance with many different factors that need to we need to take into consideration.

We are constantly losing water every day for various reasons, such as our breath, saliva, sweat, urine, vomit, faeces, and other bodily fluids.

Ensuring you are adequately hydrated is essential in keeping water and body salts at normal levels in response to the amount lost.

The amount of water needed daily depends on a few factors, such as age, gender, activity levels, weight, climate, and health.

keeping-hydrated-Is-really-important-when-stuck-in-an-office-setting-at-home-or-not
Most headaches usually are caused by dehydration.

It’s essential, regardless of the circumstance, that you keep hydrated at all times in all situations.

Be mindful and ensure you’re getting enough water in your system daily.

What Are Signs of Dehydration

Dehydration can be nasty, actually causing death; I experienced many years ago while visiting my dad at May Pen Hospital in Jamaica.

At about 10.00 pm, we were leaving when we heard terrible screams and sobbing coming from two women outside.

The cries came from a mother and her mother; they had just lost a child to dehydration.

It broke my heart; I was in shock; a child dying in the UK because of dehydration was unheard-of.

I think it was then that I realised just how dangerous dehydration could be, having just witnessed the most extreme consequence.

Symptoms to Watch Out For

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • nausea
  • Thirst
  • Dry mouth
  • Impairment of physical and mental capabilities
  • Fatigue
  • Decreased urination
  • Thick yellow urine
make sure you drink lots of water when the weather is warm
Your body loses lots more water through sweat in warmer weather.

Water Is Amazing!

There are so many reasons why we benefit in ensuring that we stay hydrated by drinking lots of it whenever we can.

Avoid drinks like sweet tea or coffee, alcohol, soda/pop and any other sugary drink.

Many mass-produced drinks are full of additives, preservatives, tons of artificial sweeteners and crazy E numbers.

Benefits of Drinking Water

  • Skin looks and feels softer, appears glowing, hydrated, fresh, wrinkle-free and looking younger for way longer. Our skin contains up to up 64% water.
  • Spring sourced water contains naturally occurring minerals such as magnesium, sodium, potassium and calcium.
  •  Water keeps skin clear from acne, pimples, and blackheads help soothe and elevate acne symptoms and spots.
  • Maintains the brightness, whiteness and clarity of the eyes, helps make them sparkle.
water helps keep skin hydrated, clear and wrinkle free.
Keep skin wrinkle-free; water is another excellent addition to Mother Natures make up bag.
  • Stronger teeth and nails.
  • Supports and assists the brain in producing hormones such as serotonin, a feel-good hormone and neurotransmitters to get the message across.
  • Protects vital systems, such as the brain, the spinal cord and the unborn fetus; water acts as a shock absorber.
  • It facilitates the processes of digestion, makes going to the loo a lot easier!
  • Dehydration can lead to problems such as constipation, acid stomach, stomach ulcers and heartburn.
  • Assists with the flushing out and removal of toxins and waste products from the body.
  • Keep joints lubricated and moving, a bit like WD40.
  • Water plays a significant role in the regulation and maintenance of blood pressure levels.
  • Boost performance during exercise.
  • Replacing soda/pop, high surgery drinks with water can dramatically help with weight loss.
  • Plenty of water can help you get over then symptoms of a hangover.
  • Avoiding symptoms of a hangover in the first place can be avoided by drinking water between each alcoholic drink.
  • Infuse natural spring water with different fruits for a super vitamin & mineral boost.

      Infuse natural spring water with different fruits for a super boost of vitamin & minerals.

When Is Extra Water needed?

  • When you are suffering from a fever, you may have a high temperature or sweating lots.
  • When you are exercising, before, during and after,
  • If you naturally sweat a lot, not forgetting night sweats.
  • Men, on average, tend to need more water than women daily.

It’s Agreed Then.

If you want to be stronger and bloom longer, then drinking lots of water is a must.

Ensure you keep hydrated; it’s incredible how quickly and easily positive change and improvement can occur.

I constantly drink and sip water throughout the day to make sure I’m getting enough, regardless of what else I may be consuming.

Water is such a powerful element that benefits us outside just as much as it does on the inside.

Just think about how good you feel after taking a shower or bath; it’s one of the best feelings in the world.

As always, all contributions to the discussion are always encouraged and always very much appreciated.

Stay Safe, Stay Hydrated, Stay Healthy, Stay Strong!

About Mitch Co-Founder of Immune System Explained in Florida.

Mitch X:-).

*Please note the information contained in this post is intended for general information and not used as a substitute for healthcare professionals’ expertise and judgment.

4 thoughts on “Why It’s Important to Drink Water

  1. Aparna says:

    Hey Mitch, 

    Beautiful website and fabulous articles. What efforts you have put in. Wow!

    I loved your article and it had definitely reminded me to drink loads of water each day. I just wonder if filters are actually cleaning our water or removing all the useful minerals. The TDS of my filter is set to 18. I think I should increase it to 20 or 22. What do you think?

    Regards,

    Aps

    Reply
    1. Mitch says:

      Hey Aparna.

      Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comments☺

      I used to be terrible, I drank very little water throughout the day, I drank lots of tea, coffee and soda in between.

      Although these drinks can be classed as hydrating, soda carries no nutritional value and has an extremely high sugar content.

      How the other drinks are prepared will depend on their nutritional value, which is also an important benefit we get from drinking water.

      Healthy TDS levels that are excellent for drinking is between 0-50, however water with less TDS level will have notably less nutritional value.

      When using filters, minerals such as calcium, magnesium and other essential elements get filtered out making a glass of water much less nutritious as it could be.

      I don’t actually use a filter at home,  but have been considering it lots recently, I drink bottled water, however the controversy over, health issues and disposal of the bottles is a whole different debate.

      Thank You for joining in the discussion Aparna, your contribution has been appreciated, hope I helped somewhat.

      Let me know what you decide, would be interesting to know.

      Hope to see you again soon.

      Stay Save, Stay Healthy, Stay Strong

      Mitch X:-).

      Reply
  2. LineCowley says:

    Water is so important to maintain the health of your body and to stay hydrated. I drink at least two liters of water every day. I know it helps to flush toxins from my body and it also keeps my skin looking healthy. I invested in a reusable water bottle that I keep with me all the time, and it definitely helps to remind me to drink water, and it tastes fresh as well. 

    This is a great reminder about the importance of drinking enough water. 

    Reply
    1. Mitch says:

      Hi Line,

      Hope all is well, yes I couldn’t agree more, I drinks lots of it too, reusable bottles are great too.

      I like to infuse my water with lots of fruit, lemon, lime, orange anything you fancy really.

      I start the day with a hot cup of water with a few lemon slices added, a great source of vitamin C, helps digestion and helps to keep you hydrated.

      Do you ever jazz up your water, if so what do you add? would be interesting to know.

      Thanks for your valuable contribution to the discussion and hope to see you again soon.

      Stay Save, Stay Healthy, Stay Strong

      Mitch X:-).

      Reply

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