A few years ago, scientists did remark that the eight-glasses-a-day rule for water was a bit overmuch, but on no account does reduce the importance of adequate water in your diet. You might not need as much as was previously encouraged, but the harms of dehydration remain as dangerous as ever. Here are some key reasons why ensuring you drink enough water is so crucial to good health:
Helps with weight management and digestion
Maintaining sufficient water content in your diet reduces your overall calorie intake and also helps maintain good bowel movement. Drinking water, you reduce your intake of other fluids that have calorie-content too, helping you keep balance.
Helps maintain the electrolyte and fluid balance in the body
The water in your body helps maintain all your essential body fluids and also helps regulate your body temperature. Adequate hydration of the skin also keeps it looking good, and the electrolytes and minerals in the water helps keeping cell structure and form, and eases muscle fatigue.
Helps flush out toxins
Water deficiency severely affects your kidneys' functions in removing toxins from your body. The toxins are expelled with water from your body, and if you don't enough water, the kidneys retain some to compensate. Inadequate water, over time, could lead to the formation of kidney stones, a very painful prospect.
Water makes up most of your body, and it could be dangerous risking situations where your body may be dehydrated. Appreciate the importance of this precious liquid to your everyday life, and don't be negligent of its content in your diet.