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Water and Hydration After Weight Loss Surgery

By Beliteweight @BeLiteWeight

Water and Hydration After Weight Loss Surgery

Water: The Most Essential Element For Life

Did you know that just as earth's surface is made of two-thirds of water our human body too consists of almost 75% of water??

Waters lubrication properties are indispensable to all bodyily functions and assist in digestion, joint, and a number of other processes. Water content in our saliva not only helps in chewing and swallowing, but also ensures that the chewed food slides down the esophagus easily. Water lubricates our joints and cartilages thus allowing free, easy and friction free movement that avoids bone injuries, pain and arthritis. It further protects our spinal cord as it acts as a lubricant and cushion for the spinal cord. Water also gives our eyes needed lubrication for them to work well and remain healthy.

A unique property of water helps our body in thermoregulation. Water has a has a high heat capacity, meaning it takes higher temperature for water to get heated up. Our bodies have a natural mechanism to control heat through perspiration and sustain cold temperature by conserving heat. When the outside temperature is higher than that of our body, water in our body evaporates from sweat glands and the skin, which produces a cooling effect. Conversely in a cold environment, the skin maintains proper body temperature by shunting the blood away from the exterior surface thereby conserving heat within the body. The movement of water within our cellular systems is mainly through blood plasma, which is 92% water. Our blood plays a vital role in regulating the body's pH, circulating antibodies from the immune system, and regulating osmotic balance. This all leads to better regulation and maintenance of basic bodily functions.

Furthermore, water transports nutrients and oxygen that are essential to our body from one part of the body to other and is responsible for biological breakdown of carbohydrates, protein and the many vitamins and minerals required by the body. This all ensures proper functioning of muscles and also aids in weight loss.

So sip water all and jumpstart your weight loss with a good H2O regime. Stay hydrated!!

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