Why you should ingest water-cell functioning


ingest water, help the body remove wastes

Water intake is something every person should value since inadequate ingestion results in dehydration which is accompanied by several complaints. Dehydration due to insufficient fluid intake can cause cell damage, aside from organ damage. Before the tissues and organs are destroyed, the cells which are their foundation route are first to be damaged in case of any affliction.


Enough water input is necessary for removing wastes from cells and body tissues, this process occurs mainly to prevent tissue and cell damage when the waste pile.


Sufficient water is recommended to replace the excreted one so that fluid balance is maintained. therefore individuals signalling mechanisms including the thirst centres in the brain involved in triggering thirst to ensure water intake and the hormones; anti-diuretic for water reabsorption into the bloodstream should be active.



Therefore the ingested and reabsorbed water is always distributed into the extracellular-water outside cell and intracellular fluid which is described as cell water, specifically concentrated in the cytoplasm in high percentage. 


The intracellular fluid keeps the cell functions normal, ensuring the movement of materials in and out of the cell. The materials moved out of the cells include the wastes which are toxic to the cells, they are specifically; a by-product of respiration and cell metabolism, which are carbon dioxide and nitrogenous wastes. These wastes if left tend to cause cell fatalities. 


In preventing the wastes from the metabolic reaction from causing cell damage, adequate water intake always balances everything. Thus everyone should always value water intake, water isn't important in digestion and absorption only but this compound is essential in human life as a whole, since the body at large needs it, from the cells, tissues, and organs physiology.


Who should watch their water intake

Everyone should value taking water, recommended intake of at least 250ml,8 cups of water that is equivalent to 2 litres per day to an adult.

Besides intake of water by every person, these group of people should watch their water needs:


1. Individuals performing heavy exercises


They require inadequacy, compared to the sedentary individuals- those who are less active. Therefore those with high physical activity, their daily intake of water can go up to 13 cups of 250 ml per day. Which is more than that of an adult man. The fluid input has been increased to replenish their lost fluid through sweating.


2. Individuals with high protein intake


 These people produce toxic uric acid from the breakdown of proteins high in purines. The by-product is urea. Urea is toxic and requires much water to eliminate. If their removal fails this causes damage to the body cells and organs. The organs likely to be damaged are the liver and kidney.

3. Pregnant and lactating mothers


pregnant mothers can take up to 2.6 litres of water per day whereas lactating can take from 3 to 4 litres, much of her fluid coming from intake of other liquid foods including fruit juice and beverages.


Pregnant mothers require much water to promote amniotic fluid production, support fetal circulation, the amniotic fluid prevents the fetus from drying.

Lactating mothers' sufficient water intake improves their milk production, compensates water used in breast milk production.

Edward K.E

Nutrition fit health for all

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