It is an undisputed fact that water is essential to life. According to the experts at Green Water Technologies, every living thing requires water in order to stay alive. Here, representatives from the Texas-based water filtration service provider answer questions about water and life.
Q: Why is it so important that humans drink enough water?
Green Water Technologies: Water carries nutrients and oxygen to every cell in the body. It eases the burden on the liver and kidneys by flushing waste products. Water helps regulate body temperature, ensuring that we don’t overheat in extreme climates. Water plays a major role in every system of the body; without it, life could not exist.
Q: Does water interact with nutrients and minerals?
Green Water Technologies: Water works 24 hours a day to dissolve minerals and nutrients, making them more absorbable and accessible to the body. Water is considered a universal solvent and can break down virtually everything we ingest to either distribute it throughout our systems or purge it from our bodies.
Q: How does water relate to digestion?
Green Water Technologies: Digestion is initiated in the mouth, as soon as food touches saliva. And since digestion relies on the enzymes found in this liquid, it is important to stay hydrated so that the salivary glands can function properly.
Q: Is it true that adults need eight full glasses of water every day?
Green Water Technologies: The “Drink 8” model is a fairly good rule of thumb. However, keep in mind that humans get water from other sources than H2O. Fruits and vegetables contain usable water, as do un-caffeinated beverages. While medical professionals can’t agree on a universal formula to determine the amount of water every individual needs, there’s no question that dehydration is dangerous. A good way to decide if you’re getting enough water is to check your urine. Clear to pale yellow urine is a good sign – dark, cloudy urine is an indication of early dehydration.