Living Magazine Summer 2016 - Page 32

H2O Hydration: Why More We’ve all heard the statistics: our body is comprised of 55–75 percent water, blood is 80 percent water, the human brain is 95 percent water, the lungs are composed of nearly 90 percent water…water is not only the body’s most plentiful nutrient, it is arguably its most essential. The development and long-term health of all your body’s systems are highly dependent on hydration levels. While you can survive several weeks without food, only three days without water can cause severe and often fatal health consequences. Optimal health is highly dependent on being mindful of your hydration levels. 32 / SUMMER 2016 LIVING MAGAZINE