“Water, water, everywhere nor any drop to drink”. So wrote Samuel Taylor Coleridge (“The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”) but it could well have been penned by one of our own cells. (“The Rime of the Dehydrated Cell” perhaps?)
Our cells hear us fill up our kettles from the tap, run ourselves a bath, as well as listen to our incessant complaints about too much rain, but probably feel deprived of this rather essential fluid!!
Each of our cells comprises approximately 70 – 80% water, so common sense dictates that we need to replenish their stores on a regular basis. But how many of us do that?
Ideally we should be drinking at least 2 litres of good quality, clean, still water, spread throughout the day. Sadly, though, very few of us drink enough water (if any!) and usually instead choose from a range of diuretic beverages, such as coffee…
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