Monday, 20 June 2016


Water is the most important molecule of the human body. Research shows that water makes up to 57% - 63% composition of the adult human. No organ or tissue system of the human body is able to function without water.

The human body however continually disposes of stored water through mechanisms such as sweating, urination, breathing and defaecation. Hence the need for adequate, constant replenishing of water reserves in the body.

Furthermore, consistent daily intake of water not only help maintain appropriate body water composition it also provides important health benefits for the human body.

Some of the amazing health benefits to be seen with good intake of water includes;

Skin Health & Beauty

Believe it or not the skin of a healthy adult is about 64% water. This is one major reason why a healthy skin looks supple and radiant. However, the ability of the skin to retain its water content decreases as the body grows older. This makes the skin lose its elasticity, looking pale with reduced lustre. Appearance of skin wrinkles is a direct result of reduced skin water content.

Moisturising lotions and creams, while being very effective in replacing and counteracting skin water loss at the outer layers of skin, are still not adequate in providing total water content required by the inner most layer of skin. Only good adequate intake of clean water can provide the required water necessary to moisturize the inner skin layers and keep them supple and healthy.

Skin wrinkling and the skin ageing process can be slowed down just by the simple habit of drinking generous amounts of water daily.

Disease Control & Elimination

Scientific studies has shown that water, when taking in appropriate amounts can be an inexpensive therapeutic option in effectively eliminating troublesome health conditions.

Water therapy, as it is often referred to is the practise of using regular intake of not less than 1,5 litres of water daily along with lifestyle changes, as therapy for curative purposes in varied forms of ill-health and disease states. This practise has long been in use in asian countries such as japan to eliminate ill-health.

Water therapy helps control poor health conditions such as;

  • Hyperacidity
  • Irregular menstrual flow
  • Frequent headaches
  • Asthma
  • Anaemia
  • Costipation.
  • Arthritis
  • Gout

Weight Loss

Drinking at least 1.5 litres of water daily helps considerably with weight loss. Not only does water help curb excessive appetite it also improves metabolism and waste elimination through the organs of the body responsible for waste elimination. 

During weight loss, all enzymatic process necessary in the break down of stored fat by the body need sufficient amount of water to act as the solvent. Without adequate water, there would be a slow down of these processes making weight loss difficult to achieve.

One useful tip when trying to lose weight is to make sure you drink 2 cups of hot water in the morning, afternoon and night everyday. It does really good as an add on to any weight loss regimen.

To improve the health benefits you enjoy with adequate intake of water, the quality of water is of paramount importants. Clean, potable water will provide the body the maximum health benefits to be derived from consistent, sufficient daily water intake.

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