The body water constitutes as much as 75% of the body weight of a newborn infant, and approximately 60% in an average human adult. Sixty percent of this fluid is stored in the interior of the body cells (intracellular fluids). The rest is extracellular fluid, which circulates through the blood and hydrates the tissues.
Now we will explain the importance of good hydration throughout the stages of your life...
2/3 of the female body is water. During a pregnancy it is important to increase the water supply according to the stage of gestation.
In order to produce sufficient breast milk, mothers should drink every day up to two litres of water.
In children, the proportion of skin surface area to body weight is higher than in adults, for which they sweat more and therefore need more water. In order to alleviate their renal functions, they should be provided with water with low or extra low mineralization.
Young people and adults should drink 1,5 – 2 litres of water per day. This water should be low in minerals and sodium, the perfect complement for a healthy and balanced diet.
To keep your body hydrated is essential for a good physical performance. Water with low mineralisation is the perfect supplement 30 minutes before, during and after completing your exercise.
The climacteric period often implies the retention of water in the female body. Water with low mineralization and poor in salt contributes to eliminate these fluids.
Increasing age generally results in a loss of muscle mass and body water. Elderly people feel less thirsty and often become unaware of dehydrating. It is of vital importance for them to drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water or other liquids per day.