I bet you know that your body weight is about 60 percent or more water? Your body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to help regulate its temperature and support other bodily functions. Because your body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, it’s important for your health to hydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water. The amount of water you need depends on a variety of factors, including the climate you live in, how physically active you are, and whether you’re experiencing an illness or have any other health issues.
Water Protects Your Tissues, Spinal Cord, and Joints
Water does more than just quench your thirst and regulate your body’s temperature; it also keeps the tissues in your body moist. You know how it feels when your eyes, nose, or mouth gets dry? Keeping your body hydrated helps it keep most levels of moisture in these sensitive areas, as well as in the blood, bones, and the brain. In addition, water helps protect the spinal cord, and it acts as a lubricant and cushion for your joints.
Adequate water intake enables your body to excrete waste through perspiration, urination, and defecation. The kidneys and liver use it to help flush out waste, as do your intestines. Water can also keep you from getting constipated by softening your stools and helping move the food you’ve eaten through your intestinal tract.
Water Aids in Digestion
Digestion starts with saliva, the basis of which is water. Digestion relies on enzymes that are found in saliva to help break down food and liquid and to dissolve minerals and other nutrients. Proper digestion makes minerals and nutrients more accessible to the body. Water is also necessary to help you digest soluble fiber. With the help of water, this fiber dissolves easily and benefits your bowel health by making well-formed, soft stools that are easy to pass.
Water Prevents You From Becoming Dehydrated
Your body loses fluids when you engage in vigorous exercise, sweat in the high heat, or come down with a fever or contract an illness that causes vomiting or diarrhea. If you’re losing fluids for any of these reasons, it’s important to increase your fluid intake so that you can restore your body’s natural hydration levels. Your doctor may also recommend that you drink more fluids to help treat other health conditions, like bladder infections and urinary tract stones. If you’re pregnant or nursing, you may want to consult with your physician about your fluid intake because your body will be using more fluids than usual, especially if you’re breastfeeding.
How Much Water Do You Need?
There’s no hard and fast rule, and many people meet their daily hydration needs by simply drinking water when they’re thirsty, according to a report on nutrient recommendations from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. In fact, most people who are in good physical health get enough fluids by drinking water and other beverages when they’re thirsty, If you’re not sure about your hydration level, look at your urine. If it’s clear, you’re in good shape. If it’s dark, you’re probably dehydrated. Drinking enough water even if you are not thirsty to meet the daily level of hydration is more important than the food intake.
Follow the simple rule to stay healthy and support well your body system: “Water is the necessity, food is luxury”
How to get water In the woods.
Trees with their roots can take moisture from the water-bearing layer of soil at a depth of 20 ft and more, but you can not get to it that easy. In forests growing in lowlands, along with the sea coasts and in river valleys, the level of groundwater is close to the surface. Even a small pit usually becomes a good source of water there. When there is no a nearby water body it is possible to get water according to the method proposed in survival guide for special forces. You just have to stock up with a plastic bag. Wearing a package on a branch of any tree, preferably with a thick foliage, you need to tie it tightly at the base, and then have patience and wait for the water to accumulate in it. Make sure that the neck of the bag is at the top. The water collected in its bottom corner. After a few hours, droplets of the moisture evaporate on the inner walls of the package, this way you can collect up to a liter of water on a sunny day.
With all been said the best that you can do for your body is to eat: raw, vegan, organic food, drink freshly squeezed veggie juices and clean water “IT WILL TAKE YOU FURTHER INTO THE FUTURE”