Depending on your health condition, you can probably last about a month without food. However, life can end as early three days without water. Along with wise food selections, water consumption is a MUST for bodily function.
Water makes up two-thirds of the human body. Along with protein, carbohydrates, and fat, water makes up the four basic nutrients needed for optimal health. Think of the human body’s need for water in comparison to your car’s engine oil. Clean fresh oil at an adequate amount makes your ride smooth at its peak performance. Here is some insight on hydration and dehydration.
Dehydration DECREASES the following: Blood pressure, blood volume, performance, sweat rate, urination, blood flow to the skin and cardiac output. Other symptoms of dehydration cause nausea, extreme fatigue, muscle cramps, headaches, groggy feelings, and increased heart rate. Your day becomes counterproductive because you exert time fighting feelings of grogginess. Short supply of water leads to body fat, digestive problems, deficient muscle tone, poor brain function and much more.
Hydration supports optimal bodily functions. Fluid retention is alleviated, liver improves, and increases the use of fat used for energy. Nutrients are better distributed throughout the body. Natural thirst returns, appetite decreases, body temperature regulates and blood volume is maintained. Water supports your natural glow and healthy skin. Water keeps appetite under control and reduces cravings for sugar and meals.
Invest in water and avoid sugar drinks such as soda and juices. Some “health drinks” are loaded with high sodium and sugar. Water before bed and water first thing in the morning are excellent health habits to develop.
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