Water is dull – plain and tasteless (except when it tastes bad!) and you can’t chew it. However, you should consume 8 to 10 glasses of water per day! Remember, just because you don’t feel thirty doesn’t mean that your body doesn’t need water. Our thirst mechanism isn’t one of our better regulatory devices – it tends to lag well behind our fluid requirements. By the time you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated (don’t leave it until then!). We are constantly in a state of water loss. When we aren’t sweating, we are losing water through skin evaporation.
Likewise, every breath we take removes another drop or two of the moisture that coats the surface area of our lungs. More than any other element, water is what keeps us going. Water is the body’s transport system – the medium for the delivery of the oxygen and nutrients we need and the elimination of what we don’t need. Water is one of the vehicles for regulating our internal temperature. Water acts as a cushion for our joints and it fills our cells and intercellular spaces. Water is what gives form to our bodies.
Consuming adequate amounts of water is one way to postpone and relieve kidney problems. Given the rate of increase in kidney disease, this is a matter of growing importance to our health. Memory loss, dizziness, fatigue, poor cognitive function, And headaches may stem from dehydration and can often be alleviated by increased water intake. When you are feeling tired, on edge, experiencing a slight headache, or hunger pangs, you may actually be experiencing mild dehydration. Drinking water rather than having a nap would make you feel better. Drinking lots of water can help improve your health, your appearance and your cognitive function. Attempt to consume 2 glasses of water when you first wake up, and 2 more glasses of water before every meal. If you follow this rule, you will find it much easier to reach your goal of 8 glasses of water a day!