Facts and curiosities about water
Water is an essential nutrient and plays a key role in the human body. It can survive up to some sightings without food, but only a few days without water. The systematic system in the body, from cells and tissues, to the vital organs you want water to function.
Did you know that:
- Water carries nutrients for all cells in the body and oxygen in our brain.
- Water allows the body to absorb and assimilate minerals, vitamins, amino acids, glucose and other substances
- Water explodes from toxins and debris.
- Water helps regulate body temperature.
- Water acts as a lubricant for joints and muscles.
In 2010, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) issued its Scientific Opinion on Dietary Reference Values for Water, which provides clear recommendations for the amount of water that men and women should drink per day, depending on the their age. This Opinion also paved the way for the issuance of national guidelines for daily water intake.
The health benefits of drinking water are well documented and recognized by the European Food Safety Authority in 2011, when it issued the Scientific Opinion on water-related health claims. EFSA confirmed that, when consuming the recommended amount, water contributes to the maintenance of normal physical functions as well as to the maintenance of normal cognitive functions. Furthermore, water contributes to maintaining the body’s normal thermoregulation.
Did you know that:
- The human body cannot store water. Every day we are constantly losing water from sweating and through the release of urine and feces. Ensuring that lost fluids are replenished on time and our bodies are properly hydrated is essential for health and the body to function.
- Water averages 60% of an adult’s body weight, from 31% in bones to 83% in lungs.