JALA AMRUTAM-IMPORTANCE OF WATER IN LIFE STYLE DISORDERS – A CRITICAL ANALYSIS
Most people take drinking water for granted, but keeping hydrated has a huge impact on overall health. Despite how crucial water is, a significant number of people fail to consume recommended levels of fluids each day. Around 70 percent of the body is comprised of water, and around 71 percent of the planet's surface is covered by water. Perhaps it is the ubiquitous nature of water that means drinking enough each day is not at the top of many people's lists of priorities. To function properly, all the cells and organs of the body need water. It is also used to lubricate the joints, protect the spinal cord and other sensitive tissues, regulate body temperature, and assist the passage of food through the intestines. This review attempts to provide some sense of our current knowledge of water including overall patterns of intake and some factors linked with intake, the complex mechanisms behind water homeostasis, the effects of variation in water intake on health and energy intake, weight, and human performance and functioning. Water represents a critical nutrient whose absence will be lethal within days. Water’s importance for prevention of nutrition-related life style diseases has emerged more recently because of the shift toward large proportions of fluids coming from caloric beverages. Similar concept is already been described in Ayurveda regarding the concept of drinking water which helps in preventing the present day life style disorders.
Keywords: Water, Lifestyle disorder, Ayurveda, Prevention.
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