The human body is roughly two-thirds water, which is a molecular compound of one oxygen (O) atom and two hydrogen (H) atoms that are chemically bonded to form H2O. Water forms the basic internal environment of the body, and due to its molecular shape and the magnetic force it exerts on other molecules, water has slightly glue-like properties which work to hold body tissues together.

 

Water is also a powerful solvent – a substance in which molecular bonds are broken apart. Energy is neither created nor destroyed, rather it is stored as potential energy in the bonds that hold atoms together, and released as kinetic energy when molecules come apart.

 

Water is involved in every single function of the body, helping to transport nutrients and waste products in and out of cells, and required for all digestive, absorptive, circulatory and excretory functions, as well as for the utilization of water-soluble vitamins (C & the B’s).

 

Each day the body loses water through the kidneys, skin, lungs and faces; more so in physically active people. Whilst it is possible to get a portion of the daily intake required to replace these losses from fruits and vegetables (cucumbers, for example, are roughly 90% water) obtaining proper fluid levels from drinking clean water and non-caffeinated herbal teas is preferable.

 

After oxygen, the most important nutrient to consume each day is clean water. Consuming an adequate amount of water is essential to maintain good health, and increasing daily consumption is often the first and most significant dietary modification for a person to consider.

 

For more information on water and dietary health, including personalised eating plans and yoga for digestive health – please contact our in-house natural health coach @nathealth21 on 0718770019 / tom@naturalhealth21.com