The body of an average adult human being contains 60% water, most of which is contained inside our cells. There are billions of them in your body and they all require water to function.
The water you consume through food and drinks follows a very precise route to arrive in your cells. It begins by passing through the stomach and the water then enters the small intestine where it is largely absorbed in the first sections, the duodenum and jejunum, with the remainder passing into the colon. During this process, it is absorbed into the bloodstream and then the interstitial tissues, which make up the framework of your organs, to finally arrive in the cells.
Through your blood, water brings essential nutritional elements to cells (minerals, vitamins, protein components, lipids and carbohydrates) and waste products are then removed through urine.
Water also plays an essential function in helping the regulation of body temperature, enabling the body to release heat when it’s hot, by sweating or perspiration.