Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Why Should We Drink Water?

Did you know that 60% of our bodies are water? That’s more than half. Or that we lose 2-3 Liters of water each day? Drinking water is very important. It keeps us alive! Humans can last only 3 or 4 days without drinking water, and if we don’t drink enough, we get dehydrated. If we drink too much water, even though it isn’t common, your kidneys can’t handle the extra water. The sodium levels in your blood are lowered which, in some very rare cases, can be life threatening. Water keeps us alive. Plants need water to get the nutrients they need. If plants like veggies and fruit didn’t get watered we would have no healthy food. Animals need water just like us so if they didn’t get any, we wouldn’t have meat, milk, cheese, butter, or, you know, animals! If we don't drink enough water, we get dehydrated. When you are dehydrated, your body doesn’t have enough body fluids like water in our bodies, and we can’t do normal body functions easily. Drinking water has many health benefits. Your brain is made up of 75% water, so you need to keep those levels up. If you drink water, it improves your mood, and helps you learn better. It also helps maintain blood pressure, controls your body temperature, and flushes body waist. The amount of water you are supposed to drink per day varies. If you are in a hotter climate you should drink more water than people in a colder climate. Scientists say that women should drink 2.7 litres of water a day and men should drink 3.7. That is roughly 8-10 200ml cups a day. We lose 2-3 liters of water each day just by breathing, sweating, and even sleeping, so we need to put that water back into our systems. So in conclusion, drinking water is very important, and it can damage you if you drink way too much, or way too less. It also has health benefits, and is vital to our environment, and to us.

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