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22-Mar-2018

Water makes up about 55 to 75% of our body’s weight (depending on sex) and is continually being eliminated through respiration, perspiration and urine. In the human body, water makes up about 83% of the blood, 73% of the muscles, 25% of the fat and 22% of the bones.

As an essential nutrient for our body, its loss must be compensated every day in the form of food and liquid.
Among other functions, water helps to regulate the temperature of our body through perspiration, eliminates toxins through the urine and transports nutrients and other substances throughout our body. Water also dissolves vitamins (water-soluble), minerals and other nutrients, making them accessible to the whole body.
This essential liquid for life is also an excellent ally in weight loss because it keeps the stomach filled throughout the day without any associated caloric value.
The exact needs depend on the weather and physical activity levels. We can consider as base value 30ml of water per day and per kg of weight (in the case of healthy people and in the absence of dehydration). Very important is that this amount of water (which varies from organism to organism) is ingested throughout the day.
People who engage in intense physical exercise, those who are exposed to heat (sun or other heat sources), and those who are under feverish conditions should compensate for their water intake once the water loss is increased.
Do not waste water as it is such a precious commodity.
Kill your thirst with water! It will only do good to your health!

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