How water – and its quality – impacts the immune system

 

Last updated 4/2/2020 at 3:31pm

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Neutrophils are part of the human immune system. They are the first responders during an attack by bacteria, viruses and some cancers.

FALLBROOK – Humans are made up mostly of water. According to the U.S. Geological Survey's Water Science School, the human body is 60% water. The brain and heart are 73% water. The lungs are a whopping 83% water. Muscles and kidneys are 79% water. And of course, it's not stagnant water.

Water moves throughout the body, oxygenating blood, regulating temperature, absorbing shocks to the brain and spinal cord, manufacturing hormones and neurotransmitters, lubricating joints and flushing out body waste and toxins.

Water also fortifies the immune system. That's because water helps produce l...



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