It would not be an exaggeration to say water is of crucial importance to both the human body and ecological balance. I am sure most of you have heard people saying that three-quarters of the human body is composed of water. In fact, this ratio has varying values from 50 percent to 80 percent depending on variables such as body weight.

The human body dehydrates throughout the day in order to perform its vital functions. The body requires 2-6 liters of water per day to perform all daily activities. The amount of water the body needs varies depending on parameters such as daily activities, temperature and humidity. Scientists have not been able to give a certain estimation on how much water a human body needs daily.

Dehydration is the most important reason why water intake is crucial. A person who fails to drink enough water can experience serious health issues due to dehydration. Fatigue, confusion, memory loss, dizziness, urinary tract infections, constipation, dry-wrinkled skin, weak hair, fragile nails, head and muscle pain are some of the symptoms that can be tied to the lack of adequate water consumption. If necessary precautions are not taken and dehydration becomes chronic dehydration, it can lead to very serious conditions by creating life-threatening metabolic problems. An example of this may be premature aging.


If you are not happy with your excess weight and you are receiving help from a specialist, the diet they prescribed to you most probably involves drinking plenty of water. Drinking water helps you lose weight and reduce the body fat rate. Studies that mention the connection between drinking water and weight loss suggest that drinking half a liter of water with every meal helps to lose weight and eat smaller portions. One of the similar studies also suggests that drinking cold water accelerates metabolism. Another study shows that adding some flavor – such as lemon – to your drinking water, supresses the appetite. Flavoring your drinking water may help you lose weight.

Not drinking enough water is the basis of a lot of other health issues – too many to mention in this article. You can think of your body as a vehicle and water as the fuel. Do not wait to be thirsty to drink water. Make drinking water regularly a habit and give your body what it needs.

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