BENEFITS OF WATER TO HEALTH
The fact that three-fourths, or 75 percent, of the weight of the body is water shows how important water is. Water is needed for all the body, but especially for its work of passing out poisons The body takes in food and water, and passes out what it does not need, as stool and urine The kidneys, however, do even more than this. They are the special cleansing filters for the blood, and water is necessary for this job.
CLEANSES THE KIDNEY
One can usually tell the activities of the kidneys by the colour of the urine. Dark urine means the kidneys are passing lots of waste from the blood. One should drink enough water each day so that it has one voiding it does like water. One is likely to get disease of the kidneys if he does not drink enough water Six or eight cups of muter per day is a good amount to drink. It is better to drink this water between meals and not with the meals.
In addition to helping the kidneys, water also helps the skin to sweat well, which helps the body to get rid of waste products or poisons.
UNCLEAN WATER IS POISONOUS
Drinking unclean water is dangerous. Germs live well in water. Stool, urine, and many other things that cause disease, are often washed into water by the rain.
Most cities treat their water with chlorine substances to kill the germs but people who get their water from other places must take care. Water from well or springs is often good provided water from the surface of the ground cannot get into it.
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GET YOUR WATER BOILED
But to be truly safe outside the cities, all drinking water should be boiled for at least five minutes. It should then be kept in a covered container so flies and dirt cannot get into it.