Why we need to drink water?

One thing is common between us, animals and plants, we all need water to survive. Water is such an essential need that without it there is no way we can remain alive in this world. Water constitutes around 70% of human’s body mass and it is advisable that for a healthy life one should intake around 2 liters of water in a day. But why is that? Why only water?

A stupid question as from birth we are drinking water and we never questioned it. So here are some reasons for our so many why?

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1. Water helps maintain the balance of body fluids.

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2. Water helps in digestion.

3. Water is the main ingredient of perspiration or sweat.

4. Water is a part of immune system and fights illness.

5. Water helps energize muscles.

6. Water helps keep skin looking good.

7. Water helps maintain normal bowel functions.

But how much water is good for our health. Does excessive water is harmful for us? Don’t these questions come to our mind?

In the past few months there have been several articles on the side effects of over hydration i.e. excess drinking of water.

http://www.menshealth.com/health/overhydration-dangers

http://www.healthline.com/health/overhydration#Causes3

So with so many good reasons, one should just not only drink water but take adequate amount of it so that this essential utility of our life be always beneficial to us and try not to be over hydrated as excess of anything is bad.

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Harsh is a curious writer who loves to explore his surroundings. There are many websites who provide answer to people queries but no single website alone resolves the curiosity of people. Curious Mind Box is an initiative to resolve the curiosities and answer every What, How and Why question that comes into your mind.

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  • April 23, 2016 at 5:32 am
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    Superb post however I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this topic?

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