Friday 6 September 2013

Water : A Precious Blessings Of Nature

English: drinking water
English: drinking water (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The most precious gift of nature to all living things on earth  is Water. A person may live for weeks without food but only for days without water as it is more essential to human life than food. In human 60-70% of total body weight consists of water. It carries nutrients throughout the body. Because of its nature and structure, water is very versatile. It can be used in many forms depending on the needs i.e. either in liquid, solid or steam form. Also it can be used as hot, cold and lukewarm.

Water's Role In Nutrition:
  • Drinking water keeps you younger for long time as consuming plenty of water is great for your skin. If you don't drink enough water, you'll suffer from dry skin. Drinking plenty of water keeps your skin moisturized and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Water helps in absorption of the food materials through the intestinal tract.
  • Water helps in  reducing weight. It removes the by-products of fat and keeps you fresh and healthy.
  • Water keeps blood in liquid state thus enabling easy circulation even in tiniest blood vessels.
  • Water maintains body temp constantly 98.4 F in all weathers and keeps the skin moist and cold.
  • Water helps the kidneys to remove unwanted body waste like urea and salt in the form of urine.
  • If a person having less than optimum quantity of water then it may cause of ill health, symptoms like headache, nervousness, loss of appetite, digestive disturbances and lack of concentration in work. These all symptoms will rapidly disappear with proper intake of water.
  • For keeping good health, a person should take 8-10 glasses of pure and fresh  water daily, whether feels thirsty or not, this much water is enough to flush the body and meet all internal needs.
  • Drinking a glass of water daily in the morning after mouth wash is good for health as it prevents stomach disorders and constipation.
  • Drinking water along with  meals is not healthy, as it dilutes the gastric juices and hampers digestion. Water should be taken half an hour before or one hour after a meal.
  • A bath is essential for everyone. It not only washes off poisonous substances from the skin, but also keeps the skin condition healthy and fresh.
  • For bathing, one should use either cold water or water  at body temperature.
  • Use of cold water for bathing  followed by friction facilitates rush of blood to the skin, which gives the skin its necessary exercise and keeps it healthy.

  • Any water is not good. Water used for drinking, cooking  and bathing should be free from impurities and bacteria.
  • Use of hard water regularly for drinking may cause stomach disorders. Therefore it is  necessary to boil water to remove the hardness.
  • Drinking excess of water weakens the kidneys and stomach.

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