Water is a substance composed of the chemical elements hydrogen and oxygen existing in gaseous liquid and solid state. It is one of the most plentiful and essential of compounds.
It is tasteless and odorless liquid at room temperature.
Here are some health benefits of drinking water.
1. Water helps energize muscles:
Cells that don’t maintain their balance of fluids and electrolytes shrivel which can result in muscle fatigue. When muscle cells don’t have adequate fluids , they don’t work as well and performance can suffer.
*2. Water helps your kidney: *
Body fluids transport waste products in and out of cells. The main toxin in the body is blood urea nitrogen, a water soluble waste that is able to pass through the kidneys to be excreted in the urine.
**3. Drinking water helps maintain **balance of body fluids :
Your body is composed of about 60% water. The functions of these bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva transportation of nutrients and maintenance of body temperature.
- Water helps keep skin looking good:
Your skin contains plenty of water and functions as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss.
**Did you know know that **water makes up an average 60% of an adults bodyweight from 31% in bones to 83%
*Did you also know that ,* the human body cannot store water everyday we are constantly losing water through breathing, sweating, spitting and through the release of urine and faces.
So you now know why water is important to our health.
Story by; Doris Martey