“We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one” –Jacques Cousteau
Water: a relatively simple molecule, found covering over 70% of the earth’s surface and found in even higher percentages within our own bodies. Some may refer to it as H20, agua, or de l’eau, but whatever you call this 3-atom molecule it is a vital source that helps to keep us living.
Our bodies have a high water content but did you know that our lungs consist of 80-90% water? Blood, which acts as a highway transporting substances throughout the body and nourishing cells with oxygen and other nutrients contains 82% water and our brains are about 70% water. As the opening quote states, water is an integral part of the human life cycle, with many essential physiological processes such as:
- It aids in digestion
- Lubricates joints
- Assists skin and nail health
- Maintains body temperature
Some helpful tips for staying hydrated:
- Add some lemon to your water
- Consume more fruits and vegetables that contain high percentages of water such as:
- Cucumbers (97%)
- Zucchini & Celery (95%)
- Watermelon & Strawberries (92%)
- Grapefruit (91%)
I want to know, what are some things you do to maintain hydration?
Best in Health!