By Rania Watts
Water is one of the most essential life liquids. 75% of our bodies (55% in elderly) are made up of water (Popkin et al, 2010).
Most individuals, when they hear the word ‘water’, think that it may come from drinking distilled or sparkling water. However, it also comes from a variety of fruits and vegetables present in our diet (Popkin et al, 2010).
The amount of water that we as humans consume is important as it balances out the sweat loss and core body temperature control, if that is ignored it can lead to severe dehydration (Popkin et al, 2010).
It is Incredible to know that it may influence cognition when performing tasks that include memory, psychomotor skills, and visual perception simply to name a few (Popkin et al, 2010).
Water is an amazing element that allows our bodies to function. Its absence is not pleasant. As the world has phenomenal reservoirs, please be mindful that there are places on our globe where a freshwater source is nonexistent with water boiling advisories. Something that is so simple which should never be taken for granted.
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