Water and Your Body
If you could see your body the way a health scientist does, you would discover that not only is up to two thirds of your body composed of water but that 20 percent of your blood is water, that 73 percent of your brain and heart are comprised of water, 83 percent of your lungs, 79 percent of your muscles and kidneys, your skin comprised of 64 percent water, and your bones are comprised of 31 percent.
Thinking about water in that way makes the importance of hydration seem valid. After all, if a doctor were to ask you, which body part do you want to cut short of water, your heart, your liver, your brain, your blood, your skin or your bones, you’d shout back at her, “none of them! They all seem pretty vital to me! Keep in mind the healing power of water.
Functions of Water in Your Body
The functions of water within the body are many, I’ve listed a few below:
- Water is the essential building blocks of cells.
- Water, through perspiration, is the primary regulator of your body’s heat,
- Water is the primary component of saliva, which helps you digest and metabolize food.
- Water lubricates the joints within your body.
- Water surrounds your brain, spine, and organs and serves as internal shock absorbers.
- Water is used by the body to eliminate toxins and waste through the urinary system.
- Water carries nutrients and oxygen to the cells.