Hydration performs various functions in the body. Find out why it is good to drink water regularly.
Nutrient Transporter
It helps facilitate the transport of nutrients to cells.
Metabolic Medium
It is a medium where metabolic reactions take place in cells.
Digestive Aid
It assists in absorption, digestion and waste elimination processes.
Tissue Lubricant
It provides lubrication to structures and tissues.
Temperature Regulator
It assists in the regulation of body temperature.
Dehydration Defense
It helps prevent chronic diseases caused by minor dehydration episodes.


Hydration needs increase due to the physiological changes that take place. Good hydration helps prevent common pregnancy complications: urinary infections, kidney stone formation, dehydration caused by vomiting... And, water is part of the composition of breast milk and contributes to the quality and quantity of the milk (90% is water).


It is good to drink water and milk in childhood and adolescence as essential drinks. Its main advantages are: it does not provide calories, it contributes to the prevention of overweight and obesity and promotes proper kidney function.

Dehydration in childhood is more sensitive and severe than in adulthood, because children have less ability to express the sensation of thirst.


Hydration in the elderly

The amount of total body water is reduced as age advances. For all these reasons,

hydration in the case of older people is of greater importance.


It is very important to stay hydrated and include water in our daily diet; We must remember that the intake of water into the body is not always enough, but must also be done through food to be well hydrated.


Sweat is made up of water and various electrolytes that must be replaced after exercise. If this process is not adequate, a body water deficit occurs.
In these situations, it is good to drink water, because its intake plays a key role in fluid replacement.


The function of the kidney is to eliminate toxins and waste substances through urine, as well as to maintain the electrolyte balance between ingested water and excreted water. Likewise, urine must have an osmolarity (particles that generate osmotic pressure such as electrolytes, glucose or urea) proportional to what is ingested and for which minimum and maximum concentration limits are also established (50-140 mosm/L).