Bring on the water for digestive health

Did you know that 72% of the human body is water! Imagine how that contributes to your digestive health!

Feeling thirsty right now aren’t ya?

Hmmm…Maybe not just yet… but I am sure this will help.

Quick Fact: Did you know that by the time your get that quenched feeling in your mouth you are already dehydrated?

So now the question is why is water the most valuable drinks of them all?

  • For starters, the average adult human body carries 60-75% of water.
  • The brain is made up of about 85% water
  • Blood carries nutrients and oxygen to the body which is made of about 90% water. 

Water is also in lymph; a fluid that is part of your immune system, which helps you fight off illness. You need water to digest your food and get rid of waste, too. Water is needed for digestive juices, urine (pee), and deficate (poop). And you can bet that water is the main ingredient in perspiration, also called sweat.

Quick Fact: Average person needs 64 ounces of water a day!

A little information about what happens to our bodies without water: dehydration 

So since you know that lack of water can cause you to be dehydrated…
Here are a few other facts that will keep you gulping up your bottle of H2O! 
Results of dehydration include:

• Tired/Fatigue

• Nausea
• Allergies
• Colitis
• Constipation
• Migraines
• Rheumatoid arthritis
So now that you know a little more information about that bottle sitting on your desk… you should be on your way to good health and longevity!


By |2013-06-18T20:37:59-05:00June 18th, 2013|Digestive Health|0 Comments