3 ways drinking water helps your immune system
Our immune system is what helps our bodies fight against infections, germs, viruses and diseases. The immune system is made up of cells that rely on water in order to function. In fact, 60% of our body is actually made of up of water. Every cell, tissue, and organ in our body requires water in order to work properly. Water is essential - we cannot survive without it for more than a few days.
On the other hand, we all know that dehydration or lack of water in our body can have adverse effects on our physical activities. Dehydration will negatively impact cognitive abilities and mental health for people of all ages. When dehydrated, even our skin can become vulnerable to infections and skin disorders. Digestive issues, muscle tension, and headaches are some of the other side effects of dehydration.
Staying well hydrated is the key to maintaining good health and a strong immune system. Simply put, our immune system cannot function well without water. Here are 3 ways that drinking water supports our immune system:
1. Flush out toxins and remove waste
Our kidneys are responsible for the “clean up” in our body by removing waste and toxins, controlling the body’s fluid balance and maintaining the right level of electrolytes. Another agent that helps remove waste from the body is our digestive system. It also helps us break down our food into nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Both our digestive system and kidneys rely on water in order to effectively do their job.
2. Nourish with nutrients and oxygen
Our bloodstream is responsible for delivering oxygen and nutrients to support the cells throughout our body. Additionally, blood is made up of 90% water.
3. Support the lymphatic system
Our lymphatic system supports immunity by producing white blood cells that in turn produce antibodies. Antibodies are essential for fighting against disease. Lymphatic fluid is a type of fluid in our body that helps us fight illness by transporting infection fighting white blood cells. Staying hydrated allows lymphatic fluid to move easily throughout the body. Drinking plenty of water is vital for maintaining a healthy lymphatic system.
Clean water, filtered and free of bacteria and other radicals, is the best thing you can give to yourself and the people you care about. On the contrary, drinking water with disease causing bacteria, viruses, lead and parasites can make you sick. We wrote another blog with more information on lead and manganese in British Columbia’s water supply.
Lucid Water’s triple stage ultra-filtration process and filters are specifically designed to remove the impurities from British Columbia’s unique water supply. It also makes your water taste great! We tend to drink more water when it’s fresh and good tasting. Just how much water do you need? There is no universal definition of the amount of water we need, however most medical professionals would recommend a minimum of 8 glasses per day. The Mayo Clinic recommends that women consume 11.5 cups of water per day, and for men to consume 15.5 cups per day.
Get in touch with us today to learn more about our water filtration system – it costs less than you think and it’s a simple yet powerful way to support your immune system and your health.