Many of us take having clean drinking water for granted. Maybe you’ve never thought about why drinking water is so important or why you need to ensure the water you consume is clean and pure? The average human being can survive for weeks without food, for starters, but only a few days without water. Although water is one of the most plentiful substances on the planet, it is also one of the most valuable.
Water accounts for approximately 71 percent of the earth’s surface and 60 percent of the human body. Water that is free from contaminants, bacteria, and heavy metals offers incredible health benefits.
Many people do not consume enough water daily. Here are five reasons why it is essential to drink clean water.
Water helps to keep your body fluids balanced
Water is instrumental in aiding and regulating several vital processes within the body. Our blood is 90 percent water; therefore, it makes sense that water aids in blood circulation, the absorption of vitamins and minerals, saliva production, digestion, and temperature regulation. Experts recommend drinking 2 liters of water per day. However, if you’re losing additional fluids due to exercising and sweating, you will need to increase your water intake to prevent dehydration.
Water keeps your skin healthy
The skin is the largest organ in the body, and it is vital for protecting you against external threats. Your skin is the first organ to exhibit signs of dehydration. When you are dehydrated, your skin will appear dry and flaky. Drinking multiple glasses of water can also slow down your skin’s aging process. Increasing your water intake will improve the texture, feel, and look of your skin.
Water helps you maintain your bodily functions
Your kidneys act as a pair of filters that help remove toxins from your body through your urine. When you drink enough water, you will urinate regularly, and your urine will be a light yellow color. If you become dehydrated, your kidneys store more urine. You will know because your urine will be darker and have a more pungent smell.
Water aids in your digestion process
Water is heavily involved in the digestion process, and it can also help you maintain regular bowel movements. Constipation often occurs due to dehydration. If you’re not taking in enough fluids, water gets extracted from the colon, and this could increase the risk of constipation. Drink plenty of water and pay attention to your bowel habits. If you notice changes, you should consult your doctor.
Water helps increase your energy level
Water plays a crucial role in providing energy for muscle contraction. If your fluid balance isn’t right, it can cause muscle fatigue and even muscle mass loss. It is essential to keep an eye on your fluid intake when you are exercising or training.
It’s essential to use water filters to eliminate harmful bacteria and contaminants. If you’re unsure how safe your water supply is, or you have concerns about chlorine or fluoride, call Torres Water for a free water analysis.
There are many things to consider when making the decision to ensure you have clean water in your home and your business. Call Torres Water Company today at (504) 838-8345. We will provide you with a free water analysis test and fully explain all the options available to you.