WATER & YOU
What Function Does Water Play in Your Body?
Regulates Body Temperature
Moistens tissues such as those in the mouth, eyes and nose
Protects body organs and tissues
Helps prevent constipation
Lessens the burden on the kidneys and liver by flushing out waste
Helps dissolve minerals and other nutrients to make them accessible to the body
Carries nutrients and oxygen to cells
The majority of our body is water. The percentage of our body that is water varies slightly by age:
Children 75% Adults 60% - 65% Seniors 50%
Drinking water has a huge number of important benefits – which is why drinking the recommended 8 glasses each day is vital.
Did You Know?
You can survive for up to a month without food, but only five to seven days without water.
79% of our blood is water, 85% of our brain and even 10% of our teeth.
Water is a nutrient in every cell in our body.
Lack of water is the no. 1 cause of daytime fatigue.
Even if your drinking water looks, tastes, and smells good, chances are it contains one or more contaminants — and you can't tell.
One glass of water can shut down midnight hunger pangs.
In 37% of Canadians, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
75% of Canadians are chronically dehydrated.
Most baby formula manufacturers recommend using bottled water or boiled tap water.
Water regulates the temperature of the human body, carries both nutrients and oxygen to cells, cushions joints and protects organs and tissues.
Even mild dehydration will slow down an individual's metabolism as much as 3%.