Dear Friends and Subscribers
Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah. Hope the issue will find you well at a time when coronavirus onslaught rages on. Doctors prescribe particularly the conventional wisdom suggests to drink lots of fluid to ward off Covid-19. In 1945 the US Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council advised adults to consume one millilitre of liquid for every recommended calorie of food, which equates to two litres for women on a 2,000-calorie diet and two-and-a-half for men eating 2,500 calories. Water washes, water cures, water is life. According to HH Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are composed of 73 per cent water, and the lungs are about 83 per cent water. The skin contains 64 per cent water, muscles and kidneys are 79 per cent, and even the bones are watery: 31 per cent. Now comes our planet; the surface the Earth is covered with 71 per cent water. Only three per cent water of the world is fresh water. Of the amount 1.2 per cent can be used to drink and the rest is locked up in glaciers. Of the surface water 97 per cent is found in oceans and it is too salty to drink, clean, grow crop except cooling. This surface water is also carried by rivers and canals. Rivers and canals carry water coming from the mountains which are not salty. Our cover story this time is on canals. Hope you will like the story and try to protect the water-bodies which are essential for Mother Earth.
Hope to return to you next month.