Maintaining sufficient water consumption is a valuable health benefit. With the end of the year drawing closer, there are many of us getting into the festive spirit – attending year end functions, going to parties, and possibly overindulging with food and drink. All of which can place enormous strain on the liver.
The liver is one of the largest (it’s bigger than your brain) and most complex of our internal organs.
Your liver consists of 96% water (the water is inside the cells and in blood) and can regenerate itself – even if only 25% of it is still healthy, your liver can regenerate itself into a full liver again.
The major functions of the liver:
- Makes and stores fuel.
- Cleans your blood.
- Filters out toxins from your bloodstream.
- Produces bile to break down fats.
- Help absorb nutrients in the intestine from the processed food.
- Regulates blood composition to balance protein, fat, and sugar.
- Produces essential chemicals to aid blood clotting.
- Destroys old blood cells.
- Stores minerals, iron and vitamin A.
The liver is a complex, hard-working, multi-tasking organ, tirelessly performing many functions. The efficiency of your liver function directly relates to your health and well-being.
Water is largely responsible for the fluid content of blood. As the organ that filters the blood, its viscosity affects the liver’s detoxification abilities. Accordingly, not drinking enough water will increase the blood’s thickness and make it harder to filter.
At AquAid, we’re fully cognisant of the vital part regular water consumption plays in your ability to maintain good health overall and help maintain good body health.
So, the next time you’re about to skirt the water cooler to get to the office party, don’t. Rather take your water bottle or water glass and make the water cooler station part of your daily work break routine: fill your bottle and drink your way to a healthier liver and consequently, a healthier you.