In this series about the importance of maintaining your water consumption as a health benefit, we’ve looked at our body’s overall water content as well as how vital water is to each of our body’s organs.
Today, we look at the liver – 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 perform at your peak every day, which is why we offer a wide range of high quality water coolers to meet your drinking water requirements.
So, the next time you’re about to pass the water cooler, 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.