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Water makes up about 60% of the human body, and this fluid plays a vital role in hydrating the body, transporting oxygen, eliminating toxins from the body, and promoting metabolism.
In the winter, when the weather is cold, some people may forget to drink water or reduce the amount they used to drink in the summer, which is something health experts warn of because it may cause serious diseases and problems.
In a report published by the French magazine “Santeplus”, the writer Sarah Solnier says that not drinking enough water leads to several health damages, including affecting a number of vital functions, feeling tired and irritable, and no other drink can compensate for the benefits we get. them out of the water.
But how can we determine the amount of water our bodies need daily? In fact, the daily recommended amount ranges between 1.5 and 2 liters or more, and experts have come up with an accurate way to know how much you need to stay healthy.
How to calculate the amount of water the body needs
Water is the main chemical component of the human body, so we can live several days without food, but we cannot live without drinking water. Our bodies constantly need water to perform vital functions. Dietitian Helen Baribou offers a method to help us know how much water we should be consuming each day:
If you are under 60, multiply your body weight in kilograms by 30 milliliters (for example, if you are 30 years old and weigh 70 kilograms, the result is 2100, which is 2.1 liters of water per day).
If you are over 60, multiply your body weight in kilograms by 25 milliliters.
The amount of water consumed includes water found in fruits, vegetables, and other foods and beverages.
If you live in a hot climate, do a lot of exercise or do hard physical work, you should drink more water.
Benefits of Water
Consuming water in sufficient quantities provides many benefits to the body such as:
Nutrition experts confirm that drinking water is very important in losing weight and reducing fat accumulation.
Drinking water helps prevent constipation, as it facilitates intestinal transit and reduces bloating and digestive disorders. Scientific research indicates that eating a diet rich in fiber, along with adequate amounts of water, is one of the best ways to combat constipation.
Adjust body temperature
Water helps regulate body temperature. When temperatures rise, the body loses an amount of water through sweating, which leads to cooling of the body.
Enhance physical performance
A person loses a large amount of water when he exercises, so it is necessary to compensate for those lost quantities by drinking more water. In this way it is possible to improve physical performance and extend the duration of exercise.
Reducing the risk of kidney stones
Kidney stones are small hard deposits that settle in the urinary system, causing severe pain. According to one study, those who have had kidney stones in the urinary tract can reduce the chances of them forming again by drinking more water.
Drinking water in sufficient quantities helps improve focus, memory and cognitive performance, while a lack of water level in the body negatively affects cognitive functions, and may cause fatigue and mood swings.