EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, The Gambia: Do you know, that Imam Ba Kawsu Fofana can take at least ten times sip of water when he is on active discussion; whether during religious preaching or other public engagements? To some, this is unique to him alone but doctors have advised that drinking water helps maintain the balance of body fluids. It has been established that human body is composed of about 60% water.
It has been part of his life since his rise to the public in his ‘controversial’ preaching, Ba Kawsu would travel with sufficient water in his possession from where he would take a sip from each time his throat want to go dry. A practice that started with the provision of a container of water beside him with a cup at his religious discussions is now being replaced with a silver coloured kettle.
Imam Fofana could be seen taking a sip of water from the kettle during his prolonged testimony before the truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) today, where he gave accounts of his manhandle by the defunct National Intelligence Agency (NIA).
The functions of bodily fluids, including digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature all work when water is available in the body.
It is also recommended that a person’s body might need up to two liters of water per day because it supports every system in the body and does wonders for the condition of the skin and hair. There are so many health benefits of drinking water.
Perhaps Imam Fofana frequent taste for water is because of the force he apply on his voice during preaching. The more voice you apply to talk, the more your throat would dry, and on such points, one would need water to quench.
But now, did you know that fatigue is one of the first signs of dehydration? It is established that if you feel sluggish and tired half way through the day, you might not be consuming enough water. With an inadequate amount of water in the body, it is said that the blood volume level drops and the heart works harder to pump oxygenated blood into the bloodstream.