Many serious illnesses, like kidney failure, are caused by NOT drinking enough water.
A few days ago I made it a goal to drink a glass of water on an empty stomach. I’ve been hearing that water on an empty stomach purifies the body. I like to add a few drops of lemon to it, so that the effect is greater. If you don’t drink too much water during the day, your body will start to show you signs, and after reading this article, trust me, you will run for a glass of this essential liquid.
The water of life
It has no color or flavor, but it occupies 70% of our body. That is, we are 70% water. It is not something minor that we need a good daily ration of water for our vital organs to function. Have you ever heard that it takes a person longer to starve to death than to die of thirst? Does that tell you something? And it is that this liquid is so necessary for our body that we should have as a routine to drink about 8 glasses a day to detoxify, purify and hydrate it.
When you wash your hands, do you do it with flavored drinks? With fruit juices? Well no, you do it with water, otherwise they would be dirty. The same happens with your body. It is not worth drinking juices all day, because they do not really count as water. To detoxify the body you need to drink water, just water.
How to know if I drink enough
According to the Kid’s Health site, in addition to being an important part of body fluids, water is necessary for each of the cells in our body to function normally. For sure, there is no rigorous measure of how much is the exact amount of water that each body needs, since each organism is different, and it also depends on the activities you do.
According to the Very Interesting site, the amount varies depending on the weight and age of the person. According to this website, boys between 9 and 13 years old should consume about 2.1 liters a day, while girls should drink at least 1.9 liters. In the case of adults, the amount also varies according to sex. While women should drink around 2 liters a day, in the case of men this amount increases to 2.5 liters. Of course, if the woman is pregnant or breastfeeding, they should consume 0.3 liters and 0.7 liters more respectively.
Symptoms that you don’t drink too much water
Ideally, you should not drink only when you are thirsty, but try to incorporate water throughout the day. According to the Newsner site there are some symptoms that our body shows us when we lack water in the body.
If your urine is dark in color, you should drink more water, as the body would not be having enough water to eliminate toxins. It is the first point to take into account.
Extremely dry skin
It is common for some people to have dry skin, either because of their skin type or due to a medical condition. But dry skin could indicate that your body is needing more water.
You feel hungry
It has happened to me many times that I feel the need to eat, but in truth, if I drink a glass of water it passes me. In truth, what she was needing was water. When your body needs water, you can probably confuse the feeling of hunger with thirst.
Tiredness and headache
Already in this instance we could be talking about dehydration, since headache and fatigue is an advanced sign that shows that the body is in need of water immediately. In hot weather, this sensation can be aggravated, and that is why it is important to hydrate even more.
You don’t urinate enough
Did you lose track of time about when was the last time you went to the bathroom? So you haven’t had enough water today. It is normal to urinate a minimum of 4 to 6 times.
If you feel like you can’t keep up and you’re constipated, try drinking a glass or two of water. This will speed up your metabolism and get you on your way to the bathroom. If you do it daily then you will be giving relief to your digestive system.
A habit you must adopt
Yes, when it comes to habits, everything has an adaptation time. In my case, I always try to keep a small bottle of water close at hand, to remind myself to drink. Also, I always offer water to my children at any time of the day.
If you’re going out and you know you won’t be back for a couple of hours, never forget to bring your water bottle. It will keep you hydrated and will not force you to buy any soda along the way.
Never forget to drink water when you wake up, to get your whole body working. Drink water regularly during the day, and also before going to bed at night. Your body will thank you and give it back to you in health. And you, how much water do you drink a day?