Sunday, April 20, 2008
Excessive water consumption
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A significant fraction of the human body is water. This body water is distributed in different compartments in the body. Lean muscle tissue contains about 75% water. Blood contains 83% water, body fat contains 25% water and bone has 22% water.
I read this article here. This is the second article I read about excessive water consumption. Before, it was a white man who just came to Malaysia for work purpose and couldn't stand with the hot and humid weather here. So, he drank so much water until he passed out and unfortunately died.
As the doctor says, we need 8 glasses of water. I guess that is really more than enough for our body. It really depends, if let say you don't do anything and just sit, no sweat and no other action that will cause you dehydration then you don't need so much water. But we people always use our brain a lot and move here and there which yes -- we need 8 glasses of water.
When we talk about water, some people might get it wrong. Water here means plain water, sky juice, white water or anything else you'd named it. Some people might think "Oh I drank so much water today... 4 glasses of water and 4 mugs of coffee" and they assume they have drank enough. That is totally wrong! When we say water here, we mean [oh yes I have to repeat again] plain water, sky juice, white water or anything else you'd named it.
Do not forget to drink water every morning as soon as you wake up. This is the best way for natural detoxification -- which is what what we called pass motion.
So guys... please drink enough water!!!