Drinking water does more than just quench your thirst, every day we lose water through breathing, perspiration, urine and bowel movements which is why it is essential to replenish our water supply with beverages and food throughout the day.
Without adequate hydration we can very quickly cause problems for our performance and health. Being dehydrated not only makes us thirsty but puts our heart, lungs and circulatory system under extra strain.
Our heart begins to work harder to pump the blood around the body, the toxicity in our blood and organs (particularly our liver) can rise, skin loses its suppleness and becomes dry and itchy, we can begin to feel dizzy, weak, tired, get headaches, have a lack of concentration and start to lose mental acuity.
Continued dehydration can lead to nausea, vomiting, confusion and difficulty breathing. Severe dehydration can cause seizures, brain damage and eventually death.
Water is essential to the human body. We are made up of around two thirds water, it keeps our bodies functioning properly and feeling healthy. By not providing ourselves with enough water we are already on a path to problems, it really is that simple.