Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Challenge for the Nutritionally Minded!

By James Burks, The Groundwater Foundation Board Chair

When we consider the nutrients our body requires for staying healthy, how often do our initial thoughts go to the foods we eat or possibly nutritional supplements we take? Furthermore, how much consideration do we actually give to the most vital nutrient our body demands, WATER. Other than the air we breathe, water is the most essential element necessary to sustain human life.

While many factors influence how long a person can survive without food or water (i.e. age, weight, environment, overall health, etc.), water is clearly the most vital. It is believed that a person can survive as long as 30 to 40 days without food as long as they maintain proper hydration. On the other hand, the effects of dehydration on the human body, due to lack of drinking water, can result in death in as little as three days (one week is considered maximum).
This blogger is in no way encouraging anyone to test the capacity of the human body to endure the lack of either food or water. I do simply wish to spark a heightened awareness of the importance of the water we drink and provoke thought and action toward responsible use of this vital resource.

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