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Hi.

Welcome to my blog. I document my journey to a healthier life. Hope you have a nice stay!

Water

Water

Something a lot of people forget during their busy day is drinking enough water. By enough I mean around 2 to 3 litres per day. You’ve probably heard it over a dozen times but do you also know why? If not, here’s a quick update on why your body needs water.

The most important inorganic compound of the human body is water. Our body consist of about 65% of water. You can find water in your blood, interstitial fluid and cell fluid.

The demand of water for a human is not always the same, it depends on age, climate, work intensity and the individual loss of fluids through sweat and sickness (e.g. diarrhoea).

Some of you might already know, that we can survive quite some time without food, but without water we only last around two to four days. So by know you should have guessed how important water is for our body. To give you an idea of how much water we lose every day I made a simple overview:

Water economy

Water delivery

Beverages

1,4 l / day

Urine

1,4 l / day

Food (solid)

0,87 l / day

Defecation

0,15 l / day

Depletion of nutrients in the intermediary metabolism

0,33 l / day

Skin

0,55 l / day

Lungs

0,50 l / day

Total water intake

2,60 l / day

Total loss of water                                         

2,60 l / day

 

I know drinking enough water is not easy but what really helps me is having a 1, 5 l bottle of water on my desk. So I drink one until lunch time and then I go refill it and try to drink it until I go home. If you don’t like the taste of water try making some nice tea or adding fruit or spices to the water to give it a great taste. I will make a blog entry about that soon giving you some ideas on recipes on how to make drinking water more fun and yummy.

Fats

Fats