is something that is just part of our lives, so most of us don’t ever
stop to think about how critical and useful it really is. It is a cornerstone of our own health, as
well as one of the greatest contributors to the health of our planet Earth. To highlight this point, we’ve uncovered a
few really interesting facts about water. What would we do without it?
1. Roughly 70 percent of the human body is
made up of water.
2. When a baby is born, water accounts for
about 80 percent of its body weight.
3. A healthy person can drink up to three
gallons or 48 cups of water per day.
4. You can suffer from water intoxication
by drinking too much water. Water
intoxication takes place when the water dilutes the sodium levels in the
bloodstream and causes an imbalance of water in the brain.
5. Although the daily recommended amount
of water is eight cups each day, not all of this water must be consumed in the
form of a liquid. Almost all food or
drink items provide some water to the body.
6. Sodas, coffee and tea are made up of
almost all water, but they also contain caffeine which acts as a diuretic and
prevents water from reaching the necessary locations in your body which could
lead to dehydration.
7. Water can dissolve more substances than
any other liquid.
8. Approximately 70 to 75 percent of the
earth’s surface is covered with water.
9. The earth is a closed system, meaning
that it rarely loses or gains additional matter. The same water that existed on this earth
millions of years ago is still present today.
all of the water on the earth, humans can only use about three tenths of a
percent of this water; most of which is found in groundwater, rivers, and
U.S. uses about 346,000 million gallons of fresh water every day.
average person in the U.S. actually uses anywhere from 80-100 gallons of water
per day. Flushing the toilet actually
takes up the largest amount of water.
the time a person actually feels thirsty, his or her body has lost over 1
percent of its total water amount.
14. The weight a person loses directly after an
intense workout is from water, not fat.