Importance of Water

Importance of water: Nature has provided us with all the essential ingredients needed to survive on earth. Water, air, and food are of more vital among them. Here, as the first blog on water, we will undertake an as-available nature approach to discuss the importance of water in human life.

When it falls as a rain droplet, water is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless liquid that we use in our daily life to accomplish our different needs. It has an excellent absorption capability and can acquire some color, order, or taste if it comes in contact with some material.

It’s a universal solvent and comes with the properties that allow it to dissolve almost everything —and owing to its characteristics, it turns blue when absorbs the red light in wavelength.

That’s why we see bluish water in the sea, lakes, dams, etc.

It is available in all three states, i.e., as Solid, as a liquid, and as a gas on earth. The state of existence of water depends on the temperature it encounters. For instance: At the freezing point, water takes its solid-state. we call it “Ice.” As the temperature increases, it becomes liquid, and we use it for purposes like drinking, bathing, washing, cooking, etc. Further, if the temperature rises to 100 deg centigrade, it takes the gaseous state and available in the environment as vapor. The process of its transformation is reversible.

In all its three forms, the importance of water in fulfilling a human need is of significant consideration. When in a solid-state, it works as a coolant and find use in much industrial application. Needless to say how it makes a human survival possible in its liquid state. It makes life possible; perhaps, the most important phase is its liquid phase. When heated to a super-latent stage, it turns the turbine wheels and makes electricity possible.

Importance of water

Human beings may survive in the absence of some coolant or electricity. Still, it cannot survive in the absence of the liquid state of water that we use to quench our thirst and normalize our metabolism process.

Importance of water – why it is the basis of human life.

Water the basis of life

Taking a dig at the root- the absence of water in its liquid state could have debarred the earth from the green biofilms that first originated as a living organism. It implies that life, in any form, could not have been possible without water.

If we talk of water in the human body, On average, 70% is water. I am using the word “average” because the water content in the human body varies according to age. The more young a person, the more water his body contains. Further, the water content inside the body also varies from organs to organ. For instance, our brain, lungs contains around 80 to 85 % water; skin has some 60 to 65 %; bones with about 30 %.

The percentage of water in organs varies as the organ’s function varies. Water helps in the transportation of oxygen to the different parts of our body, that’s why we feel tired when dehydrated and gain energy once we drink some water.

It is so crucial that our body may fail to survive a couple of days without water in straight and straightforward words. Though some studies say that the human body can survive for around a week without water, the numbers may reduce significantly if the climatic conditions are hot.

In high-temperature conditions, our body dehydrates fast. Various body functions, which are all performed by water, such as Hydrolysis, body temperature regulation; lubrication; oxygen transportation to different organs, and other multiple functioning, stops gradually and hence the life.

Taking a dig at the root- the absence of water in its liquid state could have debarred the earth from the green biofilms that first originated as a living organism. It implies that life, in any form, is not possible without water.

If we talk of water in the human body, On average, 70% is water. I am using the word “average” because the water content in the human body varies according to age. The more young a person, the more water his body contains. Further, the water content inside the body also varies from organs to organ. For instance, our brain, lungs contains around 80 to 85 % water; skin has some 60 to 65 %; bones with about 30 %.

The percentage of water in organs varies as the organ’s function varies. Water helps in the transportation of oxygen to the different parts of our body, that’s why we feel tired when dehydrated and gain energy once we drink some water.

It is so crucial that our body may fail to survive a couple of days without water in straight and straightforward words. Though some studies say that the human body can survive for around a week without water, the numbers may reduce significantly if the climatic conditions are hot.

In high-temperature conditions, our body dehydrates fast. Various body functions, which are all performed by water, such as Hydrolysis, body temperature regulation; lubrication; oxygen transportation to different organs, and other multiple functionings, stops gradually and hence the life.

Benefits of drinking water

importance of water

If we drink a lot of water every day, we help our body develop a robust system inside that fights many diseases and keeps you young in the long run.

There are numerous benefits of drinking a lot of water every day. I believe, and all of you will agree too, that we must protect ourselves from getting ill. We will not fall sick if we fulfill what our body wants for proper functioning.

By drinking a lot of water every day, we help our body:

  1. Perform the metabolic process faster in our bodies. Studies show that drinking 0.5 liters of extra water increases metabolism by 30 %, enabling better energy release from the food molecules.
  1. Maintain blood pressure in the body. When we drink water in adequate quantity, the body’s osmotic pressure is maintained and hence is the body’s blood pressure.
  1. Keeps you young for a longer time. Our body produces antibodies to counter the free radicals inside our bodies. Hydrogen molecules in water enhance the production of antibodies in water. As a result, our body experiences less oxidative stress, and you look younger for a long time.
  1. Maintain kidney health. When our body has excess water, the posterior gland produces fewer antidiuretic hormones. Our kidney refines and disperses a large volume of urine. In this way, our kidneys do not need to encounter stress in maintaining the water balance in our body.
  1. Proper functioning of the heart. As we have seen above, different organs in our body need to conserve water in the required quantity. If we consume less water, the available water level in the organs starts falling. As a result, the organs find it hard to maintain the oxygen required for normal functioning. In this situation, our lungs need to work hard and pump up the different organs’ oxygen supply.
  1.  Food Digestion. Excess water intake while eating dilutes the stomach’s acid that plays a significant role in food breakdown. But when it comes to saliva enzymes, water plays an essential role in food breakdown. It helps the body absorb nutrients, minerals, and fibers from food. 
  1. Flushing toxins and other waste in the body. We are often adviced by the doctors to drink lukewarm water empty stomach in the morning. The lukewarm water widens the body muscle, arteries, veins. It softens the body’s toxic deposits produced as a waste product during the digestion process. It thus supports the natural elimination process of the body. The widening effect is termed as Vasodilation in medical language. 
  1. Weight loss. Drinking water reduces appetite and thus provides you with sufficient energy when on a diet. Further, it enhances the metabolic process and burns fats and calories without making you dehydrated.
  1. Staying hydrated. More than 60 % of the human body is water every, and every cell of the body needs water to perform its work. Moreover, water is directly involved in our bodies’ metabolic reactions. Drinking water helps the accomplishment of all this and thus helps you stay hydrated.
  1. Keeps you Energetic and Cool: How?
  •  It prevents dry mouth.
  • Helps in achieving good sleep
  • Relief from pain in body parts as it acts as a lubricant.
  • Stops dehydration and thus maintain the blood volume, and you stay energetic.
  • Studies have shown the students drinking adequate water perform better in the exams.

And many more health benefits….

 Conclusion:

Whether it is its need for daily home use or drinking, the importance of water in human life cannot be de-scaled. We should treat water as precious as we address the metals that do not give us life but only decorates the life provided by water.

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