The Water Facts

A key element for our body

Calories

Drinking water can helps to prevent diabetes as water has zero calories, zero sugar and zero additive 

litres
A person must consume 2.5 – 3 litres of water per day from all sources (drinking, eating) to maintain health.
Days
Water is absolutely essential to the human body’s survival. A person can live for about 45-65 days without food, but only about 9-10days without water.
ml
During pregnancy and lactation, fluid requirements are increased and women are encouraged to drink 300ml more to help prevent constipation.

 

Roughly 70% 

On average 60-70% of an adult’s body weight is made up of water

Approximately 70%  

Approximately 70 to 75 percent of the muscle is made up of water. Maintaining the right water balance is essential for optimum muscle function

When thirst appears 

our body is already mildly dehydrated

Loses Weight 

The weight a person loses directly after intense physical activity is weight from water, not fat

More than 840 000 

people are estimated to die each year from diarrhoea as a result of unsafe drinking-water, sanitation and hand hygiene

water

2.2 – 3 litres

A healthy person can drink about 2.2 – 3 litres of water per day

Extra 300ml per day

Pregnancy women are encouraged to drink more water to help prevent constipation. The EFSA Dietary Reference Values recommend an extra 300ml per day during pregnancy and an extra 700ml during lactation.

  0.3%

Of all the water on the Earth, humans can use only about three tenths of a percent of this water. Such usable water is found in groundwater aquifers, rivers and freshwater lakes.

  moisturizes skin

Water naturally moisturizes skin and ensure proper cellular formation underneath layers of skin to give it a healthy, glowing appearance.


SOURCES :

http://www.europeanhydrationinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/EHI_Key_Tips_on_Hydration_Hydration_in_Winter_110213.pdf

http://www.h4hinitiative.com/every-hydration/water-key-element-our-body

http://www.europeanhydrationinstitute.org/dehydration.html

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs391/en/

http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/guidance/sdwa/upload/2009_08_28_sdwa_fs_30ann_waterfacts_web.pdf