Drinking a healthy amount of water is vital to your health. You can never imagine just by changing this simple step, you gain tremendous health benefits, and sometimes you can even throw away your migraine medicine or pain killer.

The human body is anywhere from 55% to 78% water depending on body size. A rule of thumb, 2/3 of the body consists of water, and it is the main component of the human body. Did you know that your tissues and organs are mainly made up of water? Here is the %

  • Muscle consists of 75% water
  • Brain consists of 90% water
  • Bone consists of 22% water
  • Blood consists of 83% water

The functions of water in the human body are vital. The water:

  • Transports nutrients and oxygen into cells
  • Moisturizes the air in lungs
  • Helps with metabolism
  • Protects our vital organs
  • Helps our organs to absorb nutrients better
  • Regulates body temperature
  • Detoxifies
  • Protects and moisturizes our joints

Every cell in your body needs water from head to toe. That is why it is so important to drink enough fluid. Take for example; our brain consists of 90% water, if you do not supply enough water to your body, your brain cannot function well, and you will get headache or migraine. Hence, next time, if you feel fatigue and headache, it may be the sign of dehydration.

Harmful Effects and Symptoms of Dehydration

The Harmful Effects that result from Dehydration

  • Tiredness
  • Migraine
  • Constipation
  • Muscle cramps
  • Irregular blood pressure
  • Kidney problems
  • Dry skin
  • 20% dehydrated – Risk of death

Symptoms of Dehydration

Here are some of the symptoms that you need more water

  • Dark Urine – Dark Yellow or Orange in Color: Urine is generally pale yellow to clear when you have sufficient water intake Dark color or strong smell indicates that you need to drink more water.
  • Dry Skin: Skin is the largest body organ and requires its share of water
  • Thirst: Thirst is the most obvious sign that you’re already dehydrated. It is always a good practice to drink more water when you’re not thirsty, don’t wait until you’re thirsty
  • Hunger: Most people mistake hunger as the indication to eat more whereas in actual fact, you may be dehydrated. So before you have your meal, grab a glass of water.
  • Fatigue: Water is a source of energy; gives you a boost of energy.

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