Many people drink water only when they don’t have non – alcoholic and other beverages. It is an unhealthy habit that should be changed. Clean drinking water, which the body needs, can be obtained out of the freshly squeezed juices (ideally, from organically – grown fruits and vegetables), and the best is filtered water. Water, in fact, often contain traces of metals and compounds, such as chlorine and fluorine, which are used for purification of drinking water from microorganisms. Boiling water in the case of questionable purity helps cleanse the part of the microorganisms, but not the traces of toxic compounds.
Water channels regulate body functions
Water channels do not exist only in nature, according to recent scientific discoveries that help the understanding of how the body maintains water balance in health and disease. Natural water channels – aquaporins – control many processes in our cells and tissues, and are very important for the development of new therapies for many diseases such as eczema, cerebral edema, obesity and cancer. Special types of proteins embedded in the membranes of cells makes cellular water system. The Research Centre for Healthy Ageing in the USA just announced that these proteins greatly clarified the mechanism that regulates the manner of flow of water through the kidneys.
Small sips throughout the day
Thirst is not a reliable signal that you need water and indicates that there has already been dehydration. Also, thirst stops already before the body received sufficient amounts of water. Various beverages that contain sugar, alcohol and other dissolved substances only increase the need for water instead of decrease as the occasion of their decomposition which consumes the water. Drinking pure water is the best way of meeting the needs of the organism. However, the water slowly penetrates the body cells, so it is always good to drink before feeling thirsty to forestall dehydration. It is best to drink in small sips throughout the day, and it is good to drink a glass of water on an empty stomach, right after getting up, because of the night break in hydration.
The discovery was made indirectly, upon the knowledge of how to run and increase the flow of water in the cells for only a few seconds. This is important because the body needs to maintain a stable balance of water, with various concentrations in the tissues, from about 10 percent in the fatty tissues of up to 75 percent in the muscle. Cell flow must be tightly regulated in order to maintain balance. There are 13 different types of water channels and a number of proteins that regulate them. One of them is located in the kidneys, where it is responsible for the recirculation of a large volume of water from the primary urine each day. Without it, people would excrete every day 10 liters of urine. The second variant is where the brain influences the regulation of the osmotic pressure in the sensitive tissues of the brain. This is especially important in conditions such as brain injury, swelling and stroke. One of the key discoveries are the intestinal networks, especially interesting since they transfer water, sugars and alcohols.