The average human body is 70% water. Did you know the average human loses about 10 cups of water a day simply by breathing, sweating, urinating and eliminating waste? Our bodies NEED water.
Drinking an adequate amount of water can help with many things including…
Water is the most vital source of energy in the body. Dehydration causes the enzymatic activity in the body to slow down, resulting in tiredness and fatigue.
Asthma and allergies
When dehydrated your body will resist airways to conserve water. In fact, the rate of histamine produced by the body increases exponentially as the body loses more and more water.
Dehydration impairs the elimination of toxins through the skin and makes it more vulnerable to all types of skin disorders, including dermatitis and psoriasis, as well as premature wrinkling and discoloration.
High Blood Pressure
The blood is normally about 92% water when the body is fully hydrated. When dehydrated, the blood becomes thicker causing resistance to blood flow and resulting in elevated blood pressure.
When the body is dehydrated it will produce more cholesterol to prevent water loss from cells.
A shortage of water and alkaline minerals, such as calcium and magnesium can lead to many digestive disorders including ulcers, gastritis, and acid reflux.
Bladder or kidney problems
With a dehydrated body, the accumulation of toxins and acid waste creates an environment where bacteria thrive resulting in the bladder and kidney to be more prone to infection inflammation and pain.
When short of water the colon is one of the primary regions the body draws water from to provide fluids for other crucial body functions. Without adequate water, wastes move through the large intestines at a much slower rate or sometimes not at all, resulting in constipation.
Joint pain or stiffness
All joints have cartilage padding which is composed mainly of water. When the body is dehydrated, cartilage is weakened and join repair is slow resulting in pain and discomfort.
When dehydrated cells are depleted of energy which causes them to rely. As a result, people tend to eat more when in reality the body is thirsty.
When chronically dehydrated, the body’s organs, including its largest organ, the skin, begins to wrinkle and wither prematurely.
Tips to help you drink more water 1. Use a straw 2. Buy a nice water bottle – find the biggest one you can get! 3. Set a reminder on your phone 4. Add fruit 5. Compete with a friend