The consumption of water is one thing we all, rich or poor, have in common in this world. We all need it to survive. After all, the primary component of the human body is water, at about 70%.
Water penetrates every cell of the human of the human body and regulates major bodily functions, such as metabolism, digestion, cardiovascular circulation and many more. Moreover, water plays an important role in the brain. It facilitates our thinking, feelings and moods. Water is the carrier of all our bodily and spiritual functions.
It does so by virtue of its capabilities as a solvent, distribution and cleaning agent. Water transports and distributes nutrients, eliminates metabolic waste, maintains cellular osmotic pressure and regulates body temperature. All the metabolic processes in our body, as well as the secretion of poisonous substances through the kidneys, intestines, skin and lungs, can only occur in conjunction with water.
In 24 hours, 2000 liters of blood flow through our kidneys in the process of which about 2.5 liters of water is secreted. This loss must be replaced by drinking at least 2 liters of water per day, so that every organ can accomplish its specific task. As a rule of thumb, one should drink about 30 ml per 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of body weight.
A shortage of water slows down all metabolic processes and other body functions, cells dry out and the aging process accelerates significantly. Poisonous substances accumulate in joints, the vascular system or connective tissue and cause all kinds of ailments.