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Did you know that your tissues and organs are mainly made up of water? Here is the %:

  • Muscle consists of 75% water
  • Brain consists of 90% of water
  • Bone consists of 22% of water
  • Blood consists of 83% water

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The functions of water in human body are vital. The water:

  • Transports nutrients and oxygen into cells
  • Moisturizes the air in lungs
  • Helps with metabolism
  • Protects our vital organ
  • Helps our organs to absorb nutrients better
  • Regulates body temperature
  • Detoxifies
  • Protects and moisturizes our joints

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Human Water Requirements!

How much water should you drink every day? Nobody knows for sure and different people have different views. Experts say that you should drink at least eight glasses of water every day; a glass of water is about 8 ounces US or about .236 milliliters. That estimate assumes that your environment is normally cool, you are about 150 pounds or about 68 kilograms, and exercise in some form, about 20 minutes a day.

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Research has shown that adequate water intake may prevent heart attacks. One study found that individuals who drank five or more glasses of plain water a day had a much lower risk of fatal coronary heart disease compared to those who drank less than two glasses a day. The results of the study showed that drinking high amounts of plain water is as important as exercise, diet, and not smoking in preventing coronary heart disease.  It is noted that neither total fluid intake, or intake of other fluids combined, showed this reduced risk.  In contrast, for women, high intake (five or more glasses a day) of other fluids, showed a greatly increased risk of coronary heart disease.   “Water, Other Fluids and Fatal Coronary Heart Disease”  American Journal of Epidemiology 

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