Human body is 60% water
Do not to wait until you are thirsty to drink water, it is best to drink small quantities of water throughout the day as opposed to large quantities at a low frequency. It is more comfortable for the stomach and digestive tract. Pregnant women who are prone to nausea can limit their discomfort by avoiding drinking during and near meals. As for athletes, the American College of Sports Medicine advises to drink half a liter about 2 hours before an activity, then to continue to drink regularly throughout the sports session, preferably fresh water. (between 15 ° C and 22 ° C). In the case of intensive activity that lasts more than an hour, it is recommended to consume an mineralized water to recharge the body with carbohydrates, sodium and potassium.
Recommended daily water consumption
1.1 L per day
Infant 1-2 years old
Toddler 2-3 years old
1.3 L per day
Children 4-8 years old
1.6 L per day
2.0 L per day
2.5 L per day
1.3 L per day
2.7 L per day
*Studies show that drinks represent 80% of your daily intake
Water helps regulate
Normal body temperature is between 36.1 ° C and 37.8 ° C. Beyond that, the body sets up a system of thermal regulation through perspiration. Fever, exercise, exposure to heat or the sun naturally raises body temperature. Sweating cools the body down and brings it back to a normal temperature . But to compensate for the water losses linked to perspiration , it is necessary to hydrate regularly.
Water helps maintain the
volume of blood in the body
Blood carries the oxygen needed by muscles and the brain to absorb nutrients and produce the energy they need to function. Cells and organs take in oxygen through the blood and release CO2 through the breath. This is why it is essential to maintain a sufficient volume of blood to transport the oxygen necessary for the organism. And since blood is 55% plasma, and plasma itself is 90% water, water makes up almost 50% of our blood.
the skin beautiful
The quality of the skin does not have a direct impact on our survival, but this protective barrier should not be overlooked, since poorly treated skin is less resistant to external aggressions, dries up and ages faster. The skin is still the most voluminous organ in our body and it consists of more than 80% water. Hydrating regularly promotes cell renewal, makes the skin supple and soft and strengthens its protective power.
The 85% water in the brain allows it to function well. Several studies have shown that even moderate dehydration decreases alertness, increases the feeling of fatigue and the level of anxiety. Concentration and short-term memory can also be impaired. A clinical relationship therefore undoubtedly exists between dehydration and the cognitive mechanisms. This essentially amounts to saying that the less you drink, the less you perform.
Water regulates our health. What can we do to choose the water your body needs ?
free of contaminants
Healthy water is first of all water that does not contain any contaminant, virus and bacteria. The other typical characteristic is that the water must be fresh, limpid, colorless, odorless, airy and contain enough essential minerals.
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and trace elements
Like vitamins, minerals are essential substances for proper functioning of the organism. Among more than 60 different minerals in the human body, there are 22 which make up a total of about 4% of our body mass. They are classified into two categories.
Essential minerals : It is necessary to have an intake greater than 100 mg per day. There are 7 different ones which are: calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, sulfur, sodium and chlorine.
Trace elements : They are called trace elements because they are found in traces. They represent less than 15 g of the total body mass. There are 15 in total, among which are mainly: iron, zinc, copper, fluorine, iodine, chromium and selenium.
The importance of
Calcium & Magnesium
For over 50 years, a body of epidemiologist working especially in the UK, USA, Canada and
Scandanavia have discovered a correlation between a lack of minerals and an increase cardio vascular disease in communities with a poorly mineralized water supply.
Calcium and magnesium are the principal components of mineralized water so many researchers have
concluded that calcium and particularly magnesium may have a protective effect. There are
biochemical arguments that can be raised in support of this hypothesis, however the issue is not
resolved with absolute certainty. More recent studies seem to be finding greater positive effects
from magnesium rather than calcium intake particularly in regard to reduced risk from stroke or
ischemic heart disease.
Nutrients in Drinking Water. World Health Organization 2005
Tap water quality
Tap water can contain different types of contaminants that affect our health. A water contaminant is a substance found in water that has the potential to pose a risk to public health at certain levels. Some contaminants are naturally present in the environment and infiltrate water sources due to erosion. Unfortunately, many of the contaminants found in water are a result of human activities. Industrial waste from factories, refineries and mines all contain harmful substances that can contaminate water sources. Agriculture also plays a role in the contamination of water, as several chemicals used in agriculture can seep into the water system. In terms of microbiological contaminants, many of them are found in the biological waste of humans and animals. For this reason, water sources very close to agricultural livestock can also become contaminated.
Viruses & bacteria
Bacteria such as Escherichia coli and coliforms are among the most common bacteria in our water systems. Some bacteria are harmless, but others can cause digestive system problems.
Lead, mercury, cadmium, copper, arsenic, nickel, zinc, cobalt, manganese
Lead from your home piping or plumbing can contaminate your water supply, especially if constructed before the 1970's. Other heavy metals can also be found in small amounts in tap water. Lead that enters the blood can accumulate in the organs and cause illnesses such as lead poisoning. It can also accumulate in the pipes of your home and contaminate your water.
Volatile organic compounds
Pharmaceuticals, pesticide, nitrates other chimicals
VOCs are large molecules often from petroleum products, the drug industry or agriculture. They are harmful for the environment but also for our organism. It’s usually pesticides and solvents that mix with water, in high doses they can be toxic.
Chlorine & sediments
Water carriers add chlorine to the water to disinfect it, giving it an unpleasant taste and odor. Your water may contain sediment from deposits that have formed. They cause unpleasant tastes and odors in your water.