Drinking water should be an essential part of everyone’s daily routines. The majority of the body’s functions work through the water found within our system but if there’s a lack of proper hydration, those functions may be greatly affected or altered. Symptoms such as headaches, lack of energy, and constipation, are some of the effects of dehydration and it’s crucial to replenish the amount of water needed to maintain a healthy body.
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Today’s food market has greatly expanded the amount of drinking options for people to choose from, from energy drinks to carbonated drinks. While the vast majority of these are only sugary alternatives, people mostly choose these types of beverages over others, often forgetting to consume the most important fluid we should be consuming; water.
The human body is made up of two thirds water and each tissue within it requires proper amounts of water in order to serve its role. Water is an essential part for maintaining overall health and every individual needs it. But, despite it’s importance, many people still overlook the importance of staying hydrated. Because every function of our bodies depends on some form of water in order to work properly, when we lack the necessary amount of water our body needs to undergo through each function, these can be greatly affected or altered.
It’s not uncommon for people to occasionally catch a cold but a lack of proper hydration can actually make you feel sick. Dehydration can cause headaches, a lack of energy, ultimately making you feel lethargic, and even cause gastrointestinal issues such as aches, cramping, constipation, and diarrhea, which can all be caused from improper hydration as well. The body requires water to transport nutrients into our cells but when there is an insufficient amount of water, these processes don’t occur. By not drinking the appropriate amounts of water, the digestive tract slows down and all of the absorption processes are back-tracked, and the absorption of nutrients is greatly reduced. These problems occur simply because of a lack of water.
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