75% of the earth’s surface is covered in water making this the most common substance on earth.
If we loose more than 3% of our water content we become dehydrated – loose 20% of our water and the likelihood is we will no longer be alive.
A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic maths, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
Even mild dehydration can slow down the metabolism by 13%.
A person can survive without food for more than a month but can only live without water for approximately one week.
In a lifetime the average human will consume 60,500 litres of water.
Healthy skin is around 70% water – but it is the last organ in your body to benefit from your body’s supply of water. Drinking 6-8 glasses of water every day helps you have soft, firm skin and it helps prevent the appearance of fine lines and spots.
An extra bonus is – water contains absolutely no calories or
Water does not contain sugar so it does no damage to your teeth, and drinking 6-8 glasses of water each day helps to keep your bones, hair and nails healthy