The benefits of water

Water surrounds us everywhere. Thanks to her, our planet is unique. Wherever there is life, there is this healing life-giving moisture, in each drop of which there are unique properties.

Let's remember some amazing facts about water.

What we know about water

Since school, we've known that the water molecule is made up of an oxygen atom and two hydrogen atoms. Behind such a seemingly simple composition hides unique physical and chemical properties, which, at first glance, go beyond the laws of nature.

Let's list some of them


The most common liquid on earth is difficult to heat: it will require significant energy costs. Thanks to this property H2O, our body feels comfortable both in the heat and in the cold, because it maintains the same temperature.

Universal solvent

Water plays an irreplaceable role in all metabolic processes. Her ability to dissolve anything is astounding.

Studies of scientists have shown that even granite and glass can be affected. So the proverb "Water stone sharpens" has quite a scientific justification.

In the human body, H2O is responsible for all processes, from digestion of food to delivery of nutrients to cells and the excretion of decay products from the body.

Although according to the scientific definition, water is a liquid without taste and smell, in practice the situation is different, because it always contains particles of dissolved substances. This explains why even when choosing water, we still focus on taste preferences.

The ability to rise to a higher altitude

Like everything that exists on earth, H2O is subject to the laws of gravity. This is easy to notice when you pay attention to how the spilled liquid spreads across the horizontal surface.

However, there are many examples of when it, on the contrary, rushes upwards in spite of the current attraction. This happens in plants when water delivers nutrients from the soil from the roots to the top. What's the secret?

Let's take a simple example. If you place a glass tube in a saucer with liquid, the latter will start to rise up.

The fact is that the H2O molecule is a dipole: one atom has a negative charge, and 2 others - positive. This molecule can form hydrogen bonds with other polar molecules, including glass molecules, which are higher.

Then the bonds between the water molecules stretch the surface and rise higher.

A similar process takes place in the smallest flower, and in huge trees. However, in these cases there is another factor called osmotic pressure. The latter occurs when water evaporates from the surface of the leaves. Due to this pressure, the liquid reaches the very top.

Thus, we see that the properties of water are perfectly balanced to sustain life.

The role of water in human life

According to various data, the human body is 70-80% composed of water. This fact already speaks for itself that without it it is impossible to function normally all vital systems.

Unfortunately, having access to enough quality water, many do not think about its value in everyday life. We cook different dishes, brew coffee and tea, wash and clean, and for all this needs this essential liquid.

At the same time, it is often overlooked the benefits that regular use of simple, clean water brings, without impurities. But it is necessary not only to maintain the overall tone of the body, but also can help in the treatment and prevention of many diseases.

The habit of drinking 1.5-2 liters of fluid per day will have a positive effect on the skin, joints and muscles, gastrointestinal function, etc.

Doctors prescribe drinking more water during illness and for preventing viral infections.

Fluid literally washes out harmful substances from the body, preventing their accumulation and contributing to the elimination of toxins formed in the body's fight against infection.

And here it is very important to give preference not to acidic drinks, which can cause irritation of the nasopharynx and stomach, but herbal infusion and pure warm water. The optimal temperature is 40-45 degrees Celsius.

At the peak of the exacerbation of seasonal colds, many direct all efforts to strengthen the immunity of pharmacy and folk remedies. Do not forget that water can play a big role here.

Japanese doctors recommend using it even to prevent coronavirus, against which vaccines are still being developed. They argue that, first of all, it is important to make sure that the nasopharynx is always moisturized. Otherwise, it will be less resistant to infection.

Secondly, according to their research, pathogens do not immediately get into the lungs, and for some time are in the throat. The liquid will wash the infection into the stomach, where it will die under the influence of gastric juice.


It is difficult to overestimate the impact of water on humans and on everything that surrounds us. Without exaggeration, every day we have access to the priceless gift, the juice of life, as Leonardo da Vinci used to say.

Let us appreciate this gift, cherish and make full use of its life-giving and healing properties!