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It's hard to imagine, but the truth is that human beings are living longer in the 21st century. In this modern age, life expectancy has increased by just over 30 years. There are lots of secondary reasons just why this is, but according to Dr. Jeffrey Griffiths of Tuft University School of Medicine, much of the credit for longer life spans can be attributed to clean water. Just what health effects are caused by clean drinking water?
Have a quick look at the list below to see:
Reduces daytime fatigue – Fatigue is one of the first signs of dehydration. Even a small drop in your body’s water levels can hurt you. Many people do not realize that the fatigue and lethargy they may be experiencing could be from mild dehydration.
Memory – The human brain is our most vital organ and is 95% water. Mild dehydration can reduce your mental energy and capacity, causing memory to become impaired.
Nourishes skin – Skin cells, like any other cell in the body, are made up of water. Without water, organs will certainly not function properly or at their best.
Essential for digestion – The digestive system depends on sufficient amount of water to help break down food.
Nutrient absorption and chemical reactions – Water helps carry nutrients and oxygen to the cells, and overall it is important in keeping everything moving in our body.
Helps remove toxins from your body - Water is a natural lubricant that softens stool and promotes evacuation of the bowels. Without water the contents of your colon can dry out and get stuck, eventually causing constipation.
Aids circulation - Drinking water can help the flow of water in the body and help keep blood circulation going.
Regulates your body's cooling system – Water can help regulate body temperature and store extra heat in the body.
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