Water Intake

Drinking water does more than just quench your thirst — it’s essential to keeping your body functioning properly and feeling healthy. Nearly all of your body’s major systems depend on water to function and survive. You’d be surprised about what staying hydrated can do for your body. 

A few ways water works in your body: 

• Regulates body temperature

• Moistens tissues in the eyes, nose and mouth

• Protects body organs and tissues

• Carries nutrients and oxygen to cells

• Lubricates joints

• Lessens burden on the kidneys and liver by flushing out waste products

• Helps dissolve minerals and nutrients to make them accessible to your body

Every day, you lose water through your breath, perspiration, urine and bowel movements, which is why it’s important to continue to take in water throughout the day. For your body to function at its best, you must replenish it with beverages and food that contain water. (Mayo Clinic).

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