‘Water is essential for life’. It keeps our body hydrated, it is healthy, and helps carry oxygen to our brain (blood cell). Without water, we would all shrivel up and die. After all, our body is made up of 70% water! But there’s more to water than you think. In the next few paragraphs, you will learn more about water than you would ever want to and find some amazing facts!
You all know that humans are made up of 70% water, right? Our lungs, brain, and heart all are made up of mainly water. But what about a chicken’s lung? Or a worm’s brain? Or even an elephant’s heart? It might surprise you or it might not, but chickens, worms, and elephants are all made up of 72% water! Think of how big an elephant is. More than half of that is water. That’s a lot of water!
Drinking a glass of cold, pure water? Well, next time you drink a glass of water, think about this. That glass of water has been around longer than you. Water is continuously recycled and never lost. The water you drink is the same kind of water that dinosaurs used to drink! Millions and millions of years old! Of course though, water can get contaminated and then we humans have to purify it to make it fit to drink.
Did you know that all foods have at least a little bit of water in them? All food has some water in it, even carrots! ANYTHING YOU CAN THINK OF! Bread has water in it! Cheese has water in it! Even eggs have some water in them! So don’t think that meeting your daily requirement of 8-10 cups of water is that hard. Everything you eat contributes. But to be healthier, you should still drink water and less juice. Lots of water.
Oceans. Seas. Lakes. All of these are bodies of water. But out of ALL the bodies of water, only 3% of it is freshwater? That means only 3% of ALL the water in the WORLD is drinkable, and 2% of the worlds freshwater is trapped in glaciers, leaving only 1% in lakes and rivers. That’s why it’s even more important for all of us to conserve water and not be wasteful with what we have.
But how does water really benefit for our lives? Besides shriveling up from lack of water, water also helps us protect and moisturize our joints, lungs, metabolisms, and vital organs. It detoxifies our body. It regulates our body temperature. It helps our organs absorb nutrients from the food we eat. If you do not drink enough water, you can suffer from headaches, tiredness, constipation, muscle cramps, dry skin and kidney problems. If you feel hungry, you might actually be dehydrated! So before you grab a snack, also get a glass of refreshing water!
So that concludes my speech about water. I hope you have understood the basic principles of water, and will think twice before wasting water. I also hope you understand how important water is to our lives. Without it, there would be no us. Good day and good bye!
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