Water is in your blood, muscles, organs, and it is even present in your bones! We all need water You need it for almost everything you do, but sometimes we get too little or too much. Do YOU know how much is too little or too much?
You should as the amount of water you drink and the amount of water you extrete can have a profound effect on your metabaolism, on your weight and your shape. It can also affect your health.
Sometimes however, your body holds on to too much of it. This is water retention, and it causes puffiness and swelling. It can be triggered by many different things.
Drinking water helps your body maintain the right level of fluids.
Everyone's body comprises betyween 60% and 80% of its weight in water and mixtures of bodilly fluids. The functions of these bodily fluids include such everyday essential processes of digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature
The body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, which is why it's important to rehydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water. Every cell in your body uses water and its found in all the body's organs and throughout all the body tissue where it will help regulate your temperature and maintain other bodily functions.
SODIUM IN YOUR WATER?
Everyone's body needs sodium. It plays an important part in regulating blood pressure and fluid levels. While its an essential ingredient, the body doesnt need a lot of sodium; just a little is quite enough. The daily recommended intake is about 1500mg a dsy, certainly no more than 2300mg.
1500 mg of sodium is approximately to 0.75 teaspoons or 3.75 grams of salt per day, and that 'upper limit' of 2300 mg amounts to one teaspoon or 6 grams of salt per day.
Most people today are eating much more than that. The average intake of sodium is about 3400 mg, most of it coming from processed foods. When your body finds that you have too much sodium in your system, your body will retain water. Table salt is one of the main sources of sodium, however there is much more sodium found in things like luncheon meat, biscuits, bread,crisps, , canned vegetables and soups and especially fast food. Usually salt is added to food to mask unpleasant tastes, or to preserve the food and make it remain suitable for consumption a little longer. Even soft drinks contain salt - have a read of the can next time you drink one.