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WATER, the DNA of life

How much water do we need to drink per day?

Water is the most abundant component of the body, accounting for 50% to 60% of its mass. It is an inorganic (without carbon) substance composed of two hydrogen atoms, which are bonded to an oxygen atom.

Water is heavily involved in numerous functions of the body, including the transport of oxygen, nutrients, and waste products into and out of cells.

Drinking water contains several electrolytes (soluble substances that conduct an electric current), including calcium, chloride, fluoride, magnesium, potassium, and sodium.

Water is necessary for all digestion and absorption functions and lubricates mucous membranes in the gastrointestinal and respiratory tract.

Although it contains no calorie content, water is the medium for most chemical reactions in the body, especially the metabolic reactions involved in energy production.

The body uses water as a coolant and helps regulate body temperature during exercise, fever and in hot environments.

Water also acts as a cushioning component between joints, the spinal cord, and the brain.

Water is an essential nutrient in every age, so optimal hydration is a key component for good health. Water accounts for about 60% of an adult's body weight.

How much water a healthy person needs is calculated by simple multiplication (our body weight in kg x 0,35ml). This calculation applies to people under 65 years of age. Over 65 years of age; (our body weight in kg x 0,30ml)

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