Amazing Facts #1: Water

  • A person can live without food for more than a month, but a person can only live about one week without water! One week!
  • To stay healthy, a person needs to consume about 2.5 gallons of water every day!
  • You probably don’t realize it, but when you eat certain foods you get a lot of water. Take the pineapple…it’s 80% water or the tomato…it’s 95 % water or the ear of corn…that’s 80% water. Just think, we could even get water by eating – YUCK – an elephant because elephants are 70% water
  • On average, each person uses between 60-100 gallons of water each day. That means each of us uses between 21,900 – 36,500 gallons of water per year!
  • Because everything we eat uses water, it takes about 1.6 million gallons of water to feed one person for a year, in the USA
  • It could easily take between 500-2,000 gallons of water to produce a typical meal in the USA
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