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The human body is two-thirds water. Water is an essential nutrient that is involved in every function of the body. It helps transport nutrients and waste products in and out of cells. It is necessary for all digestive, absorptive, circulatory, and excretory functions, as well as for utilization of the water-soluble vitamins. It is also needed for the maintenance of proper body temperature. Each day the body loses up to 1 quart of water each from the kidneys and skin, about 1 cup from the lungs, and 1/2 cup from your face. A total of about 6 to 10 cups. To replace the water lost, male need to consume about 15 cups of fluid and females about 11 cups. Many people don’t know that being dehydrated not only affects your internal health but your external appearance too. Not getting your recommended daily intake of water can cause dry, flaky skin, brittle hair and can cause significant signs of premature aging. Staying hydrated also keeps you regular and aid in the digestion of you foods. One way to make getting your water in easier is to get a big water bottle and carry it with you whenever you go. Instead of drinking juice with breakfast drink your water. Instead, of soda at lunch drink your water. Don’t wait until tomorrow or next week. Start today!

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