Our body weight is approximately 60% water.
So in a way most of our body is made up of water.
Our body uses water in all its cells, organs and tissues to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions.
Our body loses water through breathing, sweating and urinating.
Therefore, it is important to re-hydrate our body by taking in water.
Daily water requirement in human body varies from person to person.
Most human bodies require 6 to 8 glasses of pure water everyday for functioning efficiently. This translates to about 2 liters or half a gallon per day. Part of this can be fulfilled by eating fruits and vegetables containing lot of water such as cucumber or oranges.
Water, or any drink for that matter, should not be taken with meals. Ideally, small amounts of water should be taken hourly. This keeps clean water passing through the kidneys so that they can flush poisons from our bodies.
Potable water or improved drinking water, is water that is safe to drink or to use for food preparation, without risk of health problems.
Potable water has 4 characteristics:
i) Cleaned of Harmful Contaminants .
ii) It is transparent.
iii) It is odourless and colourless.
iv) It is harmless or free from disease causing bacteria.
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