We talk about juicing, kombucha, smoothies, organic coffee, and tea all of the time. All of these drinks are amazing for your body, can help keep you healthy, and even help heal you but the “Don-Dada” and “The Goat” of all things liquid is WATER. Let’s break it down into numbers on how important it is to quench your thirst with that good old agua!
According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158:
- 60% of the human body is made up of water.
- The brain and the heart are composed of 73% of water.
- The lungs are composed of 83% of water.
- The skin are composed of 64%
- The muscles and kidneys are composed of 79%
- Even our bones are watery and composed of 31%
With that being said water is the number one medicine for the mind, body, and soul. You don’t have to pay four dollars a day for a juice from your favorite organic spot to feed goodness into your body, water is all around you. The reason why hangovers disrupt our entire way of thinking, feeling, and sometimes moving physically is because of dehydration. Our bodies lose a vast amount of water and our organs begin to slow down. Can you imagine living your life feeling as if you had a hangover?
Living in America we have a ton of options when it comes to water, we are able to get water anywhere and we even get to choose what type of water we want to drink! Most of us want to live our best lives and only put good things into our bodies if possible. If we have the coins we can go for the purified waters with no toxins or water with electrolytes. We can even go to places like Molecule, a water-only cafe in NYC that sells filtered tap water in East Village that Vashtie is a member of. Water lovers can get H20 cocktails with vitamin supplements and other cool things.
Can you believe that? It’s pretty awesome.
We must take advantage and never take for granted of how accessible clean water is to us as everyone does not have this luxury. Countries like Haiti, Ghana, Ethiopia, and Afghanistan have to go fetching and scavenging for clean water when we can just drive to the grocery store or turn on our faucets. We must also take into account areas in our nation that are struggling to have access to clean water like Flint, Michigan and what’s happening with the Dakota Acess Pipeline. It is so easy to have our resources corrupted because our world is full of organisms and chemicals that have the ability to pollute our water supply. This pollution can happen naturally but a lot of the times the pollution is knowingly caused by the greed and negligence of corporate companies.
Last Wednesday was World Water Day and the purpose of this day is to raise awareness about the water crisis that is happening all over our world. It is important to be educated and know the importance of water for your own health but also know where this crisis is taking place. We need to do our best to address this issue and find ways to help change and demolish the water crisis.
“Without water, life would not exist.”- Water.org