03 June 2023

It is a sad reality that even in the year 2020 there are many countries in the world which haven’t got enough access to purified drinking water. Many people depend on unclean sources of water for sustenance and the main reason for it is that the people aren’t yet aware of the ill-effects of drinking impure water. AguaIndia focuses on eradicating this issue completely. Hence, we educate and make people aware of the importance of drinking purified water.

1. Lubrication of joints

Cartilage, found in joints and the disks of the spine, contains around 80% water. Long-term dehydration can reduce the joints' shock-absorbing ability, leading to joint pain.

2. Formation of saliva and mucus

Saliva helps in digestion of food and keeps the mouth, nose, and eyes moist. This prevents friction and damage within the digestive system. Drinking water also keeps the mouth clean. Pure drinking water is to be consumed instead of sweetened beverages as it can help in preventing tooth decay.

3. Delivers oxygen throughout the body

Blood contains more than 90% of water. Blood is an important part of our body and carries oxygen to different parts of the body.

4. Boosts skin health and beauty

Drinking less water can lead to dehydration. It can make the skin more vulnerable to disorders and premature wrinkling.

5. Cushions the brain, spinal cord, and other sensitive tissues

Dehydration can affect brain structure and function. Brain is responsible for the production of hormones and neurotransmitters. Prolonged dehydration can lead to problems with cognition and reasoning.

6. Regulation of body temperature

Water that is stored in the middle layers of the skin comes to the skin's surface as sweat when the body heats up. As it evaporates, it cools the body. Some scientists have suggested that when there is too little water in the body, heat storage increases and the individual is less able to tolerate heat strain. Having enough water in the body can reduce physical strain if the cause for heat stress is exercise.

7. Digestive system depends on it

Dehydration can lead to digestive problems, constipation, and an overly acidic stomach. This increases the risk of heartburn and stomach ulcers.

8. Flushes body waste

Water is needed in the processes of sweating and removal of urine and feces. Our bowels need water to work properly.

9. Helpful in maintaining blood pressure

Lack of water can cause blood to become thicker which could lead to an increase in blood pressure.

10. The lung airways need it

When dehydrated, the airways are restricted by the body in an effort to minimize water loss. This can aggravate asthma and allergies.

11. Makes minerals and nutrients accessible

Minerals and nutrientsare dissolved in blood and body fluids. Hence, drinking more water makes it possible for these essentials to reach different parts of the body seamlessly.

12. Prevents kidney damage

The kidneys regulate fluid in the body. Lack of consumption of water can lead to development of kidney stones and other problems.

13. Boosts performance during exercise

Dehydration during exercise may hinder performance of our body. Some scientists have proposed that consuming more water could enhance performance during strenuous activity. More research is needed to confirm this, but one review has found that dehydration reduces performance in activities lasting longer than 30 minutes.

14. Weight loss

Water helps in body weight loss and should be substituted in place of sweetened juices and sodas. "Preloading" with water before meals can help prevent overeating by creating a sense of fullness.