With 60 – 70% of the human body being made up of water, and every cell needing it to stay healthy and alive, it stands to reason that failing to replace the liquid we lose in the form of urine and sweat, will have detrimental effects on our health.
Water is vital to many of the body’s natural functions like waste elimination and the regulation of temperature. Dehydration, while particularly dangerous to the very young and the very old, can take it’s toll on all of us. Headaches, tiredness and the loss of concentration are some of the most common early symptoms, although we are inclined to attribute these to other causes. If nothing is done to rectify the situation, constipation, even kidney stones can be the long term result.
Two of the other top benefits lie in enhancing fat loss and decreasing hunger pains. Our bodies often misinterpret feelings of thirst for signs of hunger and so drinking water before meals can help you cut down on the amount you eat and help with weight loss.
So, how much water is enough? Well, that depends largely on the size of the individual, their level of physical activity, and climate. As a rough guide, however, the average person should aim to drink one and a half liters or 6-8 tumbler sized glasses per day.
Don’t fool yourself! Tea, coffee or gallons of fizzy drinks will not keep you in tip-top shape. The caffeine contained in both tea and coffee acts as a diuretic which makes you lose water from your body, and the sugars and artificial sweeteners contained in fizzy drinks uses up your body’s supply in an effort to dilute them.
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