Up to 60% of the human adult body is water. (According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158), the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%
So how much water are you drinking? We know we are supposed to drink between 1 ½ – 2 litres (8 glasses) of water per day, but do you?
Tea and coffee does not count as water. In fact, it is thought for every cup of tea or coffee you have, you need to add another glass of water on top of your 8 glasses per day.
When you look at the percentages above, you can see if the brain needs 73 % water, no wonder you feel tired and can’t stay focused at work if you are not drinking enough water. You’d have to agree that the heart and lungs are important organs to keep healthy – are you drinking enough water to keep these vital organs well hydrated. Skin – how much money do you spend on face care products to keep your skin looking youthful? Your skin is 64% water – drinking 2 litres of water per day could be your number one anti-aging secret – not the $200 jar of face cream.
Filtered water is best. Some people opt to put a filtration system on their kitchen tap, you can buy a counter top filter or a ceramic filter. Any of these are better options than drinking chlorinated, chemical cocktail tap water.
#2 Health Tip for the Day – drink 2 litres of filtered water per day