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Moisture and water drinking
Moisture is important in the absorption of nutrients in the intestine, the transport of food and waste in the body, and the regulation of the body temperature. Moisture is in food and drink. We get the most moisture through drinking. An adult needs an average of 1.5 to 2 liters per day of fluid in the form of drinks. How much moisture you need exactly depends on age, temperature, effort, eating and health condition. For example, women who are breastfeeding need more fluid than average.
If you drink nothing for too long, dehydration symptoms may occur.
- Health effects
- Nutritional advice
- Sustainability aspects
On average, women's body consists of 52% of moisture and that of men for 63%. Babies even consist of 75% of moisture. Women have less fluid in their bodies because they generally have more fat than men. Fat tissue does not contain moisture. The fluid is distributed over the entire body: about 65% is in cells and tissues, the rest in the spaces between the cells and in the blood.
It is necessary to supplement what you lose in moisture. You keep the moisture balance at the right level by drinking enough. But moisture is also in food. The body automatically restores the moisture balance. If you lose too much fluid, for example, it emits less urine or you get a thirst that makes you drink more. What does leave the body fluid must be replenished.
You get moisture through via:
- drink: preferably 1.5 to 2 liters
- food: about 900 milliliters
- oxidation water: about 350 milliliters of fluid is released in the body when protein, fats and carbohydrates from food are converted into energy. This moisture is called oxidation water).
You lose moisture through:
- urine: about 1,400 milliliters
- stools: about 100 milliliters
- exhalation: about 500 milliliters
sweating: about 500 milliliters
The quantities can vary greatly. However, you need to produce at least 500 milliliters of urine every day to be able to dispose of your waste. This is about 700 milliliters for the elderly, because kidney function decreases.
Moisture consists for a large part of water and is important for:
- dissolving nutrients, allowing them to be absorbed into the intestine
- the transport of food and waste products in the blood
- controlling your body temperature
If you drink nothing for too long, dehydration symptoms can occur, such as thirst, drowsiness, less sweating, less urination, less elasticity of the skin or fainting due to lowering blood pressure. For serious dehydration confusion is an indication, because especially the brain cells are sensitive to severe dehydration. What does drinking 2 liters of water a day with your body. Dehydration can also occur in diarrhea. In older people who are no longer able to take care of themselves and sick children, it is certainly important to ensure that they get enough fluid.
Without moisture, a person can survive only a few days and newborn babies even shorter.
Too much moisture?
Too much moisture can also pose a risk such as fluid accumulation in the brain. This almost never occurs, only if you drink extremely much. The kidneys can process about 0.7 to 1 liter of water per hour.
Sufficient fluid is important to keep urine production going and thus for the discharge of waste products from the body. Drinking as detoxification is not sufficiently substantiated scientifically.
Some people are prescribed water pills from the GP if they retain too much fluid. This applies, for example, if the kidneys deteriorate. The use of water tablets is usually accompanied by dietary advice for salt or protein. Ask your doctor if you use water pills.
Bottled water contains less minerals than tap water. You need to drink about 1.5 to 2 liters of fluid per day. How much moisture you need depends on how much fluid you lose. That differs per person and depends on the circumstances in which you find yourself. If you exercise a lot and move or at higher temperatures, you need more. If you move a little and are in cool rooms, you need less moisture. Water, an essential nutrient.
Water and tea and coffee without sugar are in the Schijf van Vijf. Read more about what drinks are and what is not in the Schijf van Vijf and fill in the Schijf van Vijf for a customized dietary advice.
Water and tea and coffee contain 0 calories. Do you want to know how many calories are in other beverages? View it with the calorie checker. Drinking lemon water in the morning is good for you.
Sometimes more moisture is needed
You need more fluid if:
- you are pregnant: pregnant women need a little more fluid, but they take it easy when they drink 1.5 to 2 liters of water.
- you are breastfeeding: 2 to 2.5 liters per day
- you drink (too) a lot of alcohol: alcohol has a moisture-exerting effect
- your intensive sport: you can use 1 to 2 liters of fluid per hour
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