Use of Water

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Use of Water

  1. 1. Water factsheet January 11,2010 EIGHT GLASSES A DAY Water is hidden in the foods we eat. For example fresh fruit and vegetables and many other foods contain water. Tomatoes are 95% water, watermelons, 97%, and even an egg is 74% water. Experts recommend that we should consume no less than 1.5 litres (2½ pints) of water every day. Yet recent statistics show that few of us drink enough water. Drinking a bit more water each day would make us feel healthier. It might combat headaches, tiredness and heartburn. Water helps the blood to carry oxygen to the brain and can make us more alert generally. The amount of water we require is determined by the activities we do. If we were working on physical activities outdoors on a hot sunny day we would need more water than if we were sitting indoors at a desk in a more humid workplace. Children can become dehydrated very quickly in hot weather. 1
  2. 2. Water factsheet January 11,2010 100 Water is available to drink direct from 80 our taps or can be bought bottled. 60 East Purchases of bottled water have grown 40 West considerably in recent years and it is 20 North now available through most outlets that sell food items. Water comes in many 0 1st 2nd 3rd 4th forms: Qtr Qtr Qtr Qtr tap table (filtered tap water) spring mineral, sparkling flavoured Special filter jugs are available so that you can filter your own tap water if you are not too keen on its taste. O ur body loses 2-3 litres (3-5 pints) of fluid every day. We are approximately three quarters water, with the brain being approximately 85% water. It is no wonder then that if we don’t have water in our food for a week, we die. Benefits of bottled water Ease Water is provided in various sizes from 1 litre to 3 litres Freshness Bottled water is guaranteed to have been bottled within the last month Minerals Bottled water provides a large range of essential minerals and trace elements Quality Bottled water provides a consistent quality 2

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