Water for Life!
Sure, water has no taste or calories even, yet it is vital for life! Water makes up about 60% of the body weight and is necessary for different bodily functions including digestion, absorption, transportation of nutrients, elimination of wastes and regulation of body temperature. Water is required to build body tissues and is the base for blood, fluid secretions (such as tears, saliva, gastric juices and secretions that lubricate organs and joints) and sweat. Given water’s essential role in keeping the body functioning, one needs to drink adequate amounts of water every day to replenish water lost via perspiration and other secretions. If water lost by the body is not replaced, a person can become dehydrated and this may result in dullness, tiredness, headaches and muscle cramps, and the skin looking and feeling dry, tight, flaky and wrinkled.