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A common mistake many people make when tackling their daily fluid intake is grabbing an ice-cold soda or energy boosting drink instead of water, but as it turns out, this can be counterproductive and lead to even worse dehydration, along with other risks!
Your body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions. Because your body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, it's important to rehydrate and replace whats used by drinking pure water and eating foods that contain water.
The benefits of drinking water are endless. To name just a few, Water helps prevent dry mouth, and keeps your lips and throat moist. It also promotes cardiovascular health, keeps your body cool, helps your muscles and joints work better and helps to cleanse your body- inside and out. Not to mention, water keeps your skin supple, clear, and smooth.
On the other hand, when we don’t keep our bodies hydrated there are some risks, such as muscle cramps, depression, constipation, hypertension, uremia, gallstones, and weak joints.. Let’s break these down: (possibly remove this part and keep it only in the video)
For starters, as it turns out, athlete’s aren’t the only ones to have muscle cramps. Those who are minimally active but don’t drink enough fluids are equally as prone to cramps.
The brain requires 85% water - more than any other organ in the body. Water deficiency in your brain cells can result in an immediate cut down of the brain’s energy supply, which leads to fatigue, lethargy, and depression.