How vital is water to our bodies?
Water is of major importance to all living things, and one of the key things we need to survive. In some organisms, up to 90% of their body weight comes from water. Up to 60% of the human body is water, with the brain being around 77% water, and the lungs are made from up to an astonishing 90% water! About 83% of our blood is water, which helps digest our food, transport waste, and control body temperature. Each day humans must replace 2.4 litres of water, some through drinking and the rest taken by the body from the foods eaten.
Different people have different percentages of their bodies made up of water. Babies have the most, being born at about 78%. By one year of age, that amount drops to about 65%. In adult men, about 60% of their bodies are water, with women’s bodies at around 55%. Also amazing is not just how much of the human body is made of water, but useful that water is. The cells in our bodies are full of water. The excellent ability of water to dissolve so many substances allows our cells to use valuable nutrients, minerals, and chemicals in biological processes.
The unique qualities and properties of water are what make it so important and basic to life, and The Water Delivery Company appreciates what a basic, yet amazing resource water really is! It is fundamental to human life, and we a proud to specialise in such a vital product.