Water plays a very crucial role in keeping the body healthy and fit. The nutrients that are extracted from food cannot be transmitted to body cells and tissues properly without sufficient water intake.
Out body requires internal cleansing in the same way as we do external cleansing by daily and regular bathing. Sufficient water intake is the only and effective way to clean internal parts of our body.
Water constitutes about 50 to 70 per cent of our body and therefore regular intake helps maintain the level of water content in body.
The increased in water intake is also helpful in urine formation and excretion. It also helps eliminate the toxic and noxious substances which are primary causes behind headaches. It is also possible to avoid infection in urinary tract and stone formation with the help of sufficient water intake.
The frequency of urination increases in consistent with increased water intake and thereby preventing the bacteria from infecting the urinary tract and avoiding the stone formation.
The level of internal fluids rises with the increase in water intake, making the blood less viscous and thereby preventing thrombosis (condition which causes blockage in arteries) and avoiding heart attack.
Increased water intake increases internal fluids, which in turn prevents an increase in blood viscosity which helps prevent thrombosis (obstruction of arteries) and heart attack and stroke.
Moreover the epithelial debris and infective (pathogenic) bacteria which are the main cases for clogged pores and infection in the skin come out through sweat secretion after sufficient water intake.
Proper sweating also prevents dryness of the skin and facilitates the excretion of toxic substances such as urea, ammonia, uric acid, plus the fringe benefit of a healthy looking and youthful complexion.
Water also keeps the body well hydrated and maintains its temperature besides alleviating hunger pain and preventing hyperacidity. The regular water intake is helpful in diluting and washing excess fluids and thus avoiding the risk of gastritis and ulcer.
How much water should you take every day?
Considering the importance of water, it is necessary for you to take it by at least half glass every hour when you are awake and take two-glassful after having each principal meal.
In case you have forgotten to take water after one hour, you would better take one glassful of it the succeeding hour. Sufficient water intake also helps make up for the loss of other fluids in our body.
It will not be enough to take eight glasses of water every day. In case you are having edema, you would better see a doctor who may advice to limit the fluid intake.