Did you know that South Africa is rated the 39th ‘driest’ country in the world according to a report compiled by the Food and Agriculture Organisation? Water is our most valuable resource and needs to be preserved at all costs, because it’s not infinite. The recent water crisis experienced over parts of the country, especially the Western Cape, gave South Africans a glimpse into a future without adequate water to live on. Thanks to the heavens opening over recent weeks, the dams have filled significantly and the dreaded ‘Day Zero’ has temporarily been averted. By having a closer look at the crucial role water plays in all aspects of our daily lives ranging from our diets to our personal hygiene we will gain a better understanding as to why water preservation is so important.
Water gives life to the world
Water cleanses and breaks down waste, both in our bodies as well as in the environment. When it rains, the water droplets bind with chemicals, dirt, and dust, helping to purify the air. In nature, water provides a home to many weird and wonderful creatures including fish, marine mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and krill. Water also gives life to the livestock and crops that become our food, reiterating once again how we cannot live a single day without it. We are surrounded by water at any given time, albeit not always in an obvious way. The smoothie you had when you woke more than likely contained water as did the cup of coffee you had on the way to work. You swam your laps at the gym in a swimming pool filled with water and played with your children on a lush green lawn that gets watered a few times a week. It is impossible to go through any single day without coming into contact with water and reaping its myriad of benefits.
Our bodies cannot function without water
Did you know that your body weight is made up of approximately 60% water? The human body utilizes water in all of its tissues, cells and organs to help it function properly and to regulate its temperature. We lose water through perspiration, urination, breathing and digestion and it is for this reason that we need to stay well hydrated by drinking water and eating foods that contains water. The average adult needs to consume between 6 and 8 glasses of water a day according to the National Research Council (NRC) and although pure water is best, other fluids such as iced tea, fruit juices, and cooldrinks do contribute towards meeting the daily requirements. Apart from just quenching our thirst and cooling us down on a hot day, water also helps protect our spines as well as acts as a lubricant for our joints.
Water is the ultimate life-giving resource and also one of the scarcest. While ‘Day Zero’ may have been avoided this time, we cannot foresee what the future will hold. These events have shown us the importance of water conservation and being well-prepared for future dry spells.
It is a fact that the drought in South Africa has had a massive impact on the farming community. This resulted in lower production rates and below standard fruits and vegetables. The nutrients in these products are below par, thus we will have to start looking at adding multivitamins to our diet and improving our overall health with regular exercise and alternative therapies.
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