The fact is that living things cannot survive without water, meaning neither can humans.
Water makes up 50%-70% of our body weight.
It is essential for the metabolic process as dehydration hampers the whole body’s normal function.
The groundbreaking book of Dr.F. Batmanghelidj, ” Your Body’s Many Cries for Water” has been translated into 15 languages and continues to inspire readers all over the world.
It’s important to note the basic message of the author, “ You are not sick, you are thirsty don’t treat thirst with medication” and Water cures: Drug kills.
It’s a fact that over 70% of the earth’s surface is water. However 98% is saltwater whereas 2% is fresh water for drinking- which is trapped in frozen glaciers.
The human body requires 75% water for our muscles to move our body while our blood consists of 82% of water to transport nutrients, lungs that provide oxygen are 90% water, brain is 76% water, even bones are 25% water.
Therefore, dehydration can cause pain and many degenerative diseases, including asthma, arthritis, hypertension, angina, diabetes, lupus and multiple sclerosis.
It’s all about drought management and the solution is to drink two to three-quarters of quality water daily.
Remember: it’s a free investment for long time benefits.
This article will be a part of a weekly series on health and wellbeing. This is the second of eight.
Khalid Javed Rizvi, a certified nutritionist and also served nine years as a General Manager of Health & Safety in a multinational firm.