75% of an adult’s body is composed of water. This percentage, however, is much higher when we are born, around 90-95% percent, and lower during old age, 60-65%. This fact shows that as we grow (aging) our body dries up.
On the other hand, as Dr. Esther Del Río points out in several of her research published in the journal Dsalud, the water that runs through our body is not like the water we find in nature but it is composed of liquid crystals in the form of clathrates. When we drink water, our body immediately transforms it into liquid crystal water and, thanks to this composition, it facilitates the transmission of information through our organism, contributing to the regeneration of the altered tissues and restoring the information sequence between the cells.
To ensure the correct transfer of information through all the organs and the adequate hydration of the cells, it is important to maintain a high percentage of water in our body. In fact, as Dr. Esther Del Río also affirms, dehydration is one of the main causes of many diseases and that is why the abundant consumption of water for health care is so important.
Depending on the age, sex, the climate where you live and the exercise you do, doctors recommend taking between 2 and 3 liters of water a day. Approximately 20% will come from the food we eat and the rest of the drinks.