One of the best healthy habits to develop is to drink more water daily. There are so many reasons to drink more water! But first, you should know roughly 60% of the human adult body is water. According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%.
We’re literally puddles of water!
There are so many great benefits to drinking plenty of water. Water keeps the fluid balanced in the body. It carries nutrients to our cells. It aids digestion. It can even help balance blood sugar.
Water keeps moisture-rich organs, such as eyes, skin, mouth, and nose functioning well. It fights fatigue and gives energy. Water reduces inflammation and prevents muscle cramps. It rids the body of toxins.
In addition, water strengthens the immune system and plays a crucial role in disease prevention. And so much more!
The U.S.G.S. says water serves a number of essential functions to keep us all going…