Ever wondered how much of your body is filled with water? How the water functions in our body?
Even though the amount varies according to the age and gender differences when you feel thirsty, did the question come to your mind that how much water you just dehydrated?
Well, the answers that we are gonna tell you might seem a bit shocking!
The Amount of Water Your Body Possess
When you were a newborn baby, your body contained the most amount of water that you will ever possess in a normal health condition. A newborn baby comprises about 78% of water. It is not a big deal especially when the baby just came from his/her mother’s womb, where he/she used to swim around.
But as the years pass by, the baby losses water by 7%, which means within a year the body contains about 70% of water.
At the time of hitting puberty, your water levels will differ depending on the gender. As the women have more fatty tissue than the men, the body of an average girl contains about 55% water, while on the other hand, a boy contains 60%. It seems fair enough, because the muscle that a boy has can carry more water than fat.
When you are an adult, you contain 60 percent water if you are a man. And if you are a woman, it's around 50 percent for you.
So, depending on the physical condition, weather, sex and other issues, the amount of water varies a lot. Now the question you might ask, where does all the water go? Well, the two-thirds of the water is in your cells.
Rest of the one-third of water is in between your cells and blood.
Water in Your Organs
You will be further amazed to know how much of those water our organs have. The organs you have are of different moisture levels, so they always need to stay wet enough to properly function.
You may think that your blood contains the most amount of water than other organs. Surprisingly, your blood contains less liquid than what your brain does.
The overall blood volume contains about 80% of water. Although, the most liquid portion of blood which is plasma; holds around 92% of that water. Your brain and heart are of 74% water, and the kidneys have 79% of it.
The liver is about 86%, while the amount of liquid that your muscles have, is of 76% water. Skin and fat contain about 70% and 20% water respectively. Your bones are of just 31% water.
Remember the last time, when you felt thirsty like you could even drink a whole gallon of water?
You will be astonished to know, at that time you just lost less than 3% water from your body. If losing3% of water makes you feel thirsty, what would happen if you lose 10% of water? You will not be able to move. And if it increases to the level of 12%, one has no chance except for dying.
The Functions of Water
There are some amazing functions of water in your body. The water also helps your brain, spinal cord, and other organs to insulate acting like a shock absorber. What if when you flush out your waste and toxins from the body, and there's nothing like a bit of lubricate? Water even helps you in this matter acting as a lubricant. I
t is excruciating to imagine the scene that you are doing it without getting help from water.
With the help of perspiration and respiration, water regulates the temperature of your body. Not only that, producing saliva, water keeps the food moist in your mouth for better mastication. Furthermore, water contributes to metabolize your food, helping your digestion ability and also making your swallowing smooth.
Although your bones contain less water than other organs, bones are lubricated enough by the water, for which you can flexibly move your joints.Oxygen and nutrients are carried to your cells through water. Cells are primarily depended on water. You can survive without food for around a month, but you can hardly survive a week without water.
Water is more than half of the total weight of your body. And this is to keep your organs healthy and fit. As, the water takes care what is inside in your body, meaning your organs. Likewise, it is your duty to make sure that you are taking adequate amount of water on a regular basis.
Wherever you go do not forget to keep a water bottle with you.