Is it necessary to create awareness of having water, in spite of taking this nutrient in our life on daily basis? Yes, because not many of us aware of the significance and role of water in life and nutritional health. The aim of the review is to describe the importance of water in our day to day life. As we all know humans can live for several weeks without food, but we can survive only a few days without water. Water makes up a large percentage of the body. The most importantly body doesn't store excess water, unlike it does with other nutrients and it is required in amounts that exceed the body's ability to produce it. When your water intake does not equal your output you become dehydrated. Body fluids get lost by many different ways for example continuously from skin evaporation, breathing, urine and stool and this can be replaced by only one way is to drinking safe water abundantly.
Water plays a countless roles, some of them are follow as:
1. Regulates body temperature.
2. Carries nutrients and oxygen to the cells.
3. Lessens the burden on kidney and liver by flushing out waste products.
4. It is essential to be hydrated to get other nutrients metabolised well.
5. Eliminates toxins.
6. Helps to lose weight.
7. Improves skin health.
8. Lubricating the joints and protecting the organs and tissues.
9. Controlling blood viscosity, blood circulation and there by controlling the blood pressure, etc.
Now I want to discuss one of the crucial benefits of water in detail which is necessary for today’s generation to cope up with day to day life.
Fight Stress with Water:
Water helps you to fight with stress and fatigue by improving you mood. Stress is the body's reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. Dehydration is known to contribute to stress. Fatigue, anger, negative mood, and cognitive problems all increase when you're dehydrated, drink water steadily throughout the day to avoid such situation. All systems of the body work better in a water-rich environment.
Hence, the optimal functioning of our body requires a good hydration level. The regulation of water balance is very precise and is essential for the maintenance of health and life. Most of us are aware of these essential functions of water, yet many of us fail to drink enough of it on a daily basis. If we wait until we feel thirsty, we are probably already dehydrated.