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"Drinking WATER, a life savior: True That"

First and foremost, I would like to start this article by pointing out of the fact that water is unequally distributed around the planet. Even, in those parts of the world where it’s not lacking, sometimes it is not clean enough and safe for the population.

With the world population consistently rising over the years, this is a number one issue, or should I say the most alarming one.

When I go back to my hometown Yaounde, there is no way I will drink tap water. Just the color of it makes me want to run away.

I drink mineral water they sell at the supermarket. However, this is mainly because I can afford it. So my heart goes out to all those people who cannot afford to buy water at the store because just one bottle is really expensive in our local currency.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 2.1 billion people still do not have access to safe water at home. May I remind you that in 2018 that is unacceptable.

According the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), by 2050, ¼ people will suffer from water shortage.

We need clean water for our basic needs: drink, cook, take a shower, have electricity running in towns, and so on…..

Our body is composed of 60% of water. Some of the best reasons to drink water more than any other beverages are (and of course I would like to point out that I am NEITHER a nutritionist NOR an expert. I just try to document myself and learn as much as I can):

-it controls the number of calories in your body

-it’s a source of energy for your muscle especially when you exercise

-it helps clean your system, in particular your kidneys

-it makes our skin glow a lot more (so ladies let’s get into it right?)

Marie-Madeleine Mbong

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