We all know the fact that out body is mostly composed of water so we need to intake a certain amount of water in order to hydrate it. Your brain is made up of 76% water, your lungs are 90% water, your blood is composed of 83% water and your kidneys and muscles are made up of 73%. 9 cups (2.2 liters) for women and 12 cups (3 liters) are the recommended amounts for water consumption.


Every person who is not consuming enough water will definitely experience some of the following signs:

1. Bad breath and dry mouth

In a state of dehydration, your body produces less saliva, which has antibacterial properties. This leads to bad breath because there’s bacteria proliferation in the oral cavity. Another symptom is a dry mouth because water is a lubricant that keeps the mucus membranes in the throat hydrated, thus preventing dry mouth.

2. Sudden food cravings

People commonly mistake their need for water with food cravings. In fact, your body sends false signals to your brain that you are hungry, when actually you are thirsty. So, the next time you get a sudden food craving, drink a glass of water first before reaching for a snack. Another reason why you feel hungry when actually thirsty is the fact your body is craving salty food when you’re experiencing loss of water and electrolytes. You can easily address this issue by drinking a sports drink that contains sodium, or by mixing some fresh lemon juice, a glass of water and a teaspoon of salt.

3. Your Urine Output Is Reduced

Every person usually urinates 6-7 times per day. There will be less fluid available to replace the fluid that excreted from the organism if you do not drink enough water, so in order to prevent dehydration, the kidneys will keep as much fluid as possible. You must increase the consumption of water if you urinate less than 6 times per day.

4. Your Urine Is Dark Yellow

Light Yellow Amber is the right color of the urine. Your kidneys will excrete more waste products in the urine such as protein, toxins and dead blood cells if you do not consume enough water which results in darker urine. Food coloring, asparagus, blackberries, beets, B-Vitamins and certain medications can also make your urine darker. You should increase the intake of water immediately if you notice a change in urine color (and then observe urine color becomes lighter). It can be a symptom of more serious issue such as gallstones or hepatitis if the urine stays dark for a longer period of time.

5. Weak Immunity

We have increased concentration of toxins in the blood, which additionally weakens the immunity when the body is dehydrated. The consumption of a lot of water will flush out the toxins from the body and defend the immunity from infections.

6. Weakness and laziness

Lack of hydration likewise makes you feel exhausted and lazy. As your mind is deficient with regards to water, this causes low pulse and insufficient oxygen supply all through your body. This thusly prompts drowsiness, weariness and a lazy feeling. Lack of hydration likewise adversely influences the vehicle of vital supplements to each cell in the body. Truth be told, your body works hard to manage this, spending more vitality than expected, accordingly making you feel always drained. Keeping hydrated is the least demanding approach to stay ready and brimming with vitality.

7. Joint and muscle torment

Your joints and ligament are made of 80% water, so at whatever point you’re inadequate with regards to this liquid, it builds erosion between your bones, which prompts joint torment. Interestingly, when your body is all around hydrated, your joints can deal with sudden developments, for example, running, hopping or falling, with no torment. Water insufficiency additionally brings about muscle fits and issues.

8. You Feel Fatigued and Lethargic

As we just mentioned, when a body is dehydrated it “borrows” water from your blood. A lack of properly hydrated blood leads to a lack of oxygen being brought throughout the body. Of course, a lack of oxygen leads to sleepiness and outright fatigue. A lack of stamina means you”ll start to experience that 2PM crash earlier and earlier in your day (and remember, coffee won’t help in the long run).

9. Constipation

If you have trouble going to the toilet, this can also be a sign of dehydration. The volume of your stool decreases and the stool turns hard. Especially when eating fiber-rich foods (like whole-grain products), you should drink plenty of liquids. As the fiber absorbs the liquid, it swells up, making the stool looser and softer. It also promotes bowel function.

Tips to Prevent Dehydration:

  • Drink plenty of water on daily basis. The amount of water you need depends on a number of factors, including the climate where you live, your physical activity and overall health.
  • Always start your day with a large glass of water at room temperature and drink one full glass before each meal.
  • It’s recommended to even set a reminder to drink a glass of water a few times a day if you are busy and often forget to drink water.
  • Always carry a bottle of water with you no matter where you are going.
  • Increase your intake of water-rich fruits and vegetables on regular daily basis.
  • Stay away from drinks that cause dehydration, such as alcohol, energy drinks and those with caffeine.
  • When suffering from a fever, vomiting or diarrhea, increase your fluid intake to prevent severe dehydration.

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