The role of drinking water in our health

People should drink two liters of water a day. So it is recommended by all sides. But why is this the case and, above all, what should we pay particular attention to?

Because not all water is the same. Otherwise we could also drink the roof water from the rain barrel or the swimming lake. Neither is recommended if we want to stay healthy for a long time.

In this article we take a look at the elixir of life, drinking water, and its immense importance for our health. We'll look at how water affects our bodies and how we can ensure our water stays clean and nutritious.

What is drinking water?

Drinking water is more than just the simple chemical formula H  2 O. It is one of the staple foods and is therefore very closely controlled in Germany.

It is legally regulated by the Drinking Water Ordinance, which, among other things, stipulates compliance with limit values ​​and which is also monitored by the Federal Environment Agency and the local health authorities.

Our drinking water is obtained from mineral, spring and medicinal water. 

The drinking water is pumped and treated in the local drinking water supply companies. If necessary, too high proportions of iron, manganese and sodium are removed. It then comes into our homes through our drinking water pipes.

Drinking water companies are working intensively to provide clean water in Germany. 

It is a vital resource that maintains a variety of functions and is therefore essential for our body.

Water requirements of the body

Water is not just a thirst quencher. Our body consists of around two thirds water.

Our well-being depends, among other things, on keeping this proportion at a constant level.

Under normal conditions, healthy people pass about 0.5 liters of water through their skin and breathing every day and approx. 1.5 liters of water through the kidneys. 

These values ​​vary depending on age. However, the rule of thumb of drinking between 1.5 and 2.5 liters of water per day is considered safe.

If we don't feel well or don't have enough energy, there's a very high chance that we just didn't drink enough that day.

Why is water so vital

Component of the blood

Water is an elementary component of our blood. Water transported in the blood dissolves the oxygen absorbed through the lungs and at the same time transports vital nutrients to our organs and brain.

At the same time, toxins are transported to the kidneys via our blood system and excreted through the urine.

Water is a crucial factor in keeping this system running.

Regulation of body temperature

When water evaporates, it cools the environment. This is exactly what happens when we sweat. The surface of the skin becomes cooler when we excrete water through the skin.

This helps our body maintain our body temperature at approx. to maintain 37 degrees.

When we are sick and have a fever, less water is released. We therefore feel particularly uncomfortable during this phase and notice this through the increased body temperature.

Water is solvent

All body fluids contain water. If we don't drink enough, we feel tired because our blood is more viscous.

The same applies to all other body fluids.

Water helps keep the consistency liquid and supple so that all body functions function smoothly.

If there is too little water dissolved in the bloodstream, we notice this, causing us to feel sluggish and have our heart pounding. Our heart has to beat harder to transport the viscous fluid throughout the body. This can feel uncomfortable.

After two days without water at the latest, the body collapses and life is at risk.

Decomposition of substances

We can only process many nutrients if they are broken down first. Vitamins and sugar molecules, for example, only become usable when they are “prepared” for processing.

Water plays a crucial role in this process.

If we supply ourselves with vitamins and feel that we have already done something good for our body, that is only half the battle.

Only with enough water can the body process everything and only with water can nutrients, minerals and important vitamins be delivered to the places where they are needed.

Impressive number

Our brain passes through around 1,400 liters of body fluid every day. A supply of water is therefore essential for concentration and memory.

The better hydrated our system is, the more efficient our brain is. Although it only accounts for approx. 2% of body weight, our thinking apparatus uses approx. 20% of the energy.

A well-hydrated brain is the basis for a productive day.

Lack of water leads to …

…thirst and dry mouth.

At approx. Two percent water loss represents a noticeable reduction in our ability to concentrate.

At approx. At three percent, our body is only able to excrete pollutants to a limited extent because urine production decreases and we have to go to the toilet less.

At approx. Our body temperature has already risen by five percent. We feel a warm head and our perception becomes more and more clouded. With this lack of water, the heartbeat is already clearly noticeable because the blood is now significantly thicker and the pumping power therefore has to be increased.

At approx. 10 percent are at risk of acute kidney and circulatory failure. Our body now suffers from cramps and confusion.

For this reason, it is important to provide the body with enough fresh water every day. Even small losses have a negative impact.

That's why we recommend: Always have a glass of water on the table. Maybe in a carafe with some mint, two lemon slices and a slice of orange. Not only does it look beautiful, it also invites you to drink.

Water makes you beautiful

Water has no calories. And even better: it even uses some itself.

With an average amount of two liters of water per day, we use an additional approx. 100 kilocalories.

One kilogram of body fat contains approx. 7,000 calories bound. In other words. Two liters of water every day and we can help our body gain a kilo of fat in just over two months.

Since water also accumulates in the connective tissue, drinking water ensures that small falls are naturally reduced.

The fresh water is written all over our faces.

The importance of low-pollutant water

We have now discussed how important water is for our body. Also how useful the water system is.

Now you might think that all you have to do is drink enough water and everything will be fine.

Not even close! 

The more pollutants there are in the water, the more strain our body experiences overall. Because the water dissolved in the blood reaches every region of the body and every cell.

We remember: the brain alone is exposed to approx. 1,400 liters of body fluid flushed.

If there are pollutants in the water, such as drug residues, rust, chlorine or plastic, they can accumulate everywhere and thus permanently damage our bodies.

Drinking water is considered the best controlled food in Germany. Nevertheless, limit values ​​for the contamination of drinking water are permitted.

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