Most people know how important drinking water is, in order to live a healthy life. We know our body needs water to survive, but have you ever thought about what might happen to you if you didn’t drink water? How much do you need to live healthier? What will happen if you suffer with even a little bit of dehydration? No, we don’t want you to experiment. Find out what happens when you don’t drink enough water by continuing to read this blog.
Water does more than just quench our thirst. Not getting enough water can compromise our health because so many bodily functions rely on it. While we can withstand weeks without food, we can only survive five to seven days without water. After that, we would begin to feel the effects of dehydration and they can get to be quite severe. Water carries nutrients and hormones to the body, regulates body temperature, cushions the joints, and provides lubricants in our eyes – and those are just a few of the important jobs!
After sweating and urinating, we need to be sure to drink plenty of water to replace what we lost, before our body shuts down. Completely depleting your body of water, even with fluids that contain water such as juice, coke, or tea, causes the brain to detect this change and creates the urge to drink something immediately. Within three to five days, say experts, our organs and brain shut down.
More than half of American children are dehydrated according to one medical study, which can have serious effects on their health and academic performance. About 25% of children in the country are said to not drink water on a daily basis. They likely drink something, but choosing water over sweetened, bottled beverages, can significantly improve your health. According to Dr. Mercola’s website, these choices may not be an immediate, dramatic health threat, this is an issue that could really be reducing quality of life and well-being for many, many children and youth.
Without quality drinking water, your body may not be able to properly complete the physiological processes and biochemical reactions such as blood circulation, metabolism, regulation of body temperature, waste removal and detoxification. Once your body has lost one to two percent of its total water content, it will signal its needs by making you feel thirsty. You may also begin to suffer from fatigue, dizziness, mood swings, foggy thinking, poor concentration, chills, muscle cramps, joint pain, wrinkles, constipation and much more. Severe dehydration can even be life-threatening. None of it is pleasurable.
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