Water, Water Everywhere!

Water is one of the necessities of Life.  Without Water, there would be none.  Everyone knows they should drink 6 to 8 glasses of water a day, but they often don’t.  Water helps your body aid in digestion, flushes out the nasties, keeps your skin glowing and transports oxygen and nutrients throughout your body.  Lack of water leads to dehydration which comes with some nasty symptons….headache, fatigue, muscle cramps and constipation.  Just to get you all keen on water again, grab a glass and read on…..

Fun Facts About Water

(courtesy Nature Canada)

Water is the only substance found on earth naturally in three forms – solid, liquid and gas.

Once evaporated, a water molecule spends about 10 days in the air.

70% of the Earth’s surface is covered in Water.

The Great Lakes are the largest system of fresh, surface water on earth, containing roughly 18% of the world supply.

Approximately 1,000 kilograms of water is required to grow 1 kilogram of potatoes.

Plasma, which constitutes 55% of our blood volume, is 90% water.

Glacier ice over 100,000 years old is found at the base of many Canadian Arctic ice caps.

One drop of oil can render up to 25 litres of water unfit for drinking.

It takes about 215,000 litres of water to produce one metric ton of steel.

A 5-minute shower with a standard shower head uses 100 litres of water.

A 5-minute shower with a low-flow shower head uses less than 50 litres of water.

Canada has about 25% of the world’s wetlands – the largest wetland area in the world. (Save the Duckies! Don’t destroy their habitat!)

Now, if that doesn’t make you grab a glass of Life, I don’t know what will…and the natural bi-product of drinking lots of water? Um….excuse me…I’ll be right back….I have to use the bathroom….


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