The Infographic shows the benefits of drinking water, the proportion of water in the human body, fluid intake guidelines for both the US and UK and dispels many of the common myths surrounding the benefits of water consumption.
The information in the graphic is sourced from authorities such as the Institute of Medicine (US) and the Department of Health (UK).
Proportion of Water in the Human Body
The Proportion of Water in the Human Body section of the infographic details the proportion of water in the average man V’s a new-born infant.
Benefits of Drinking Water
The Benefits of Drinking Water section of the infographic shows that water aids body growth and maintenance, aids digestion and flushes out waste and toxins as well as regulates body temperature, lubricating eyes and joints and provides a medium for important chemical reactions to occur.
Drinking Water Myths
The Drinking Water Myths section of the infographic then dispels some of the common myths associated with drinking water, including; “You can’t drink too much water”, “Drink eight glasses per day”, “Drinking water helps you lose weight” and “You can only hydrate with water”.
General Fluid Intake Guidance
Finally the General Fluid Intake Guidance section of the infographic shows the guidance provided by the Institute of Medicine (US) and the Department of Health (UK). The detail is broken down and shown by vessel size to give a better impression of the amount of fluid that should be consumed.
Infographic Source: Water Coolers Direct