Our bodies are 60% water. It is an essential component of all human tissue. Water helps the cardiovascular system and circulation to deliver nutrients and oxygen to our cells and muscles, and regulates our temperature. It also carries natural waste away from our cells and takes them to the kidneys to be eliminated.
The Importance of Hydration
Water accounts for about 60% of an adult’s body weight and 75% of an infant’s  . It performs crucial roles in our body such as carrying nutrients to cells, helping to remove waste products from our major organs and helping to regulate our body’s temperature  . It is constantly being lost from our body, not only through urine and faeces, but also through our skin and breath. Our brain is 73% water  , so poor hydration can also affect how it functions  . Studies show that dehydration reflected in a 1-2% reduction in body weight can reduce our ability to concentrate, our cognitive and physical performance, and increase feelings of aggression or irritation   . We don’t have a real water storage in our body, so it must be replaced regularly by water from our diet.
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