Everything from the air we breathe to the food we eat and the water we drink is made up of organic compounds. When these compounds enter our bodies, they are broken down and used for various processes. One such process is water resorption, which can be thought of as a type of cellular function.
A hormone called vasopressin helps release fluids into the body’s circulatory system. Hydration in turn can help improve overall health and decrease risk for disease, as well as aid in weight loss when certain conditions are met.
Certain conditions require people to take regular amounts of water, such as those suffering from diabetes, while others may require that certain amounts of water be taken each day, such as those with kidney or liver issues. In order for the body to remain hydrated and healthy, it must be able to resorb the correct amount of water in the correct manner.
The results noted below are important enough for us to know about, since these will show that we may very well die without being hydrated in different ways. When a person dies from dehydration, the body no longer has liquid in the lungs and is also not able to absorb oxygen.
The main flavonoids found in watermelon are called kaempferol and quercetin. They are naturally occurring phytochemicals. A variety of vegetables contain kaempferol, including strawberries, tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, tea leaves and cocoa beans. There are two types of quercetin: quercetin glycosides and quercetin aglycones. The former occur above ground in plants while the latter occur within the plant parts eaten by animals.
Kaempferol is an antioxidant that helps prevent cancer from developing as well as protects the body from heart disease and strokes. Quercetin helps prevent cancer and heart disease, helps with allergies, lowers the effects of cholesterol buildup in the body and aids in the prevention and management of diabetes.
Quercetin is also an antioxidant that helps protect the body from diseases such as cancer, diabetes, infections and inflammation. Quercetin promotes healthy blood pressure levels, as well as protects against chemical-induced damage to healthy cells.
According to Kaempferol can be found in apples, chicory root extract, cranberries and berries. Research shows that quercetin may protect against cancer growth by reducing angiogenesis (the development of new blood vessels), fighting off cell mutations and inducing cell death through apoptosis.
While historically the entire plant has been eaten, as of recent times, it is commonly used for its seeds. The seeds of the plant are high in bioflavonoids and have been used in traditional medicines as well as for their medicinal value. Modern scientific research on this specific property is ongoing. Some animal studies have shown bioflavonoids to be able to prevent cancer and heart disease.
In some preliminary human research, green tea catechins have been shown to help prevent cancer in a few different ways. Research shows that quercetin may help protect the skin from harmful UV rays. Quercetin has also been shown to slow the growth of prostate cancer cells in cell and animal research.
The kidneys produce an antidiuretic hormone called arginine vasopressin (AVP) or vasopressin. AVP increases the reabsorption of water by the kidneys, thus conserving water and preventing dehydration. Norepinephrine (noradrenaline) is a second hormone released by the hypothalamus of the brain. While AVP breaks down water and calcium in the blood, norepinephrine breaks down salt and glucose.
AVP has been shown to help kidney function and helps prevent fluid loss during exercise. Norepinephrine has been shown to be able to reabsorb water in the body, an important function of the kidneys since too much water can cause water intoxication by causing fluid retention.
Vasopressin (AVP) communicates with the hypothalamus via neurons making it a central player in regulating fluid balance, body volume (and thus blood pressure), thirst behavior, aggression and gastric emptying in mammals.