Many of us do not drink enough water on a regular basis, either because we just do not like water or because our water is not fit for drinking. While this may not seem important, it is actually huge because our bodies consist of around 70% water and without water we cannot survive.
The human body cannot store water and because we lose it throughout the day due to normal bodily functions, we need to make sure that we replace all that we have lost on a regular basis in order to stay hydrated and healthy.
Reasons Why You Should Drink Water
- Acid/Alkaline Imbalance – Dehydration causes acidification to occur.
- Cholesterol – Dehydration occurs when too much liquid is removed from the cells, which makes your body make more cholesterol in an attempt to halt this loss.
- Constipation – Dehydration results in too little water in your colon, hardening your stool and thereby making it difficult to get rid of the toxins in your body.
- Digestive Disorders – When you become dehydrated, it secretes less digestive juices, making digestion more difficult.
- Eczema – Dehydration means that your body cannot sweat enough to dilute toxins on the skin, which could translate into eczema or acne.
- Energy Loss & Fatigue – Dehydration results in your body’s enzyme activity slowing down, causing loss of energy and fatigue.
- Gastritis, Stomach Ulcers – The body must be keep dehydrated in order to produce sufficient mucous to protect the lining of the stomach from being destroyed by the acidic digestive fluid it produces.
- Low/High Blood Pressure – You need to drink enough water to keep your blood volume constant and able to fill your veins, arteries, and capillaries.
- Respiratory Problems – The lungs need water to keep the mucous membranes that protect the respiratory tract from substances contained in the inhaled air slightly moist
- Rheumatism – An abnormal increase in the concentration of toxins in the blood and cellular fluids due to insufficient water to dilute and egest them results in dry, stiff joints.
- Urinary Infections/ Cystitis – Insufficient water in the body means that toxins in the urine are not diluted sufficiently, which could result in infections.