11 Reasons Dehydration Makes You Sick And Fat

Did you know that if you don’t drink water enough you can have some adverse problems like digestive, bladder and kidney problems. Others are skin, headache and fatigue problems. We need water as much as air! We should understand it seriously.

You cannot afford to be thirsty because when you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Drink water throughout the day and make sure it is always beside your hand!

In the morning, the first thing you should do is to have two glasses of water. It will boost up your blood pressure to  normal level and help you avoid morning coffee on empty stomach. This way is so much healthier. Try to make this your morning habit.

Also, stop thinking that juices or sweetened tea will substitute water in your body, because it is not true. Sugar makes you thirsty as well as salt, because it wastes the water in your body by using it to clean up your system from it.

If you are in love with your coffee and you cannot avoid it, you should drink one or two extra glasses of water.

Drinking water makes you feel saturated and it speeds up your metabolism. This will help you eat less and still feel fed! Drinking about 2-3 liters of water per day is the healthiest and fastest way to lose weight.

Fatigue – Do you feel tired? If you feel tired, drink water! Fatigue is the first sign of dehydration.

Dehydration causes the enzymatic activity in your body to slow down, resulting in fatigue and tiredness. Water is the most important source of energy for your body!

Asthma and allergies – If you are dehydrated for a long time, your body will restrict airways as a means to conserve water. In fact, the rate of histamine produced by the body increases exponentially as the body loses more and more water.

High blood pressure – When your body is fully hydrated, your blood is about 92% water.

But when you are dehydrated, your blood becomes thicker and causes resistance to blood flow. As a result of that, your blood pressure becomes high.

Skin disorders – If you don’t drink enough water you will impair the elimination of toxins through the skin and make it more vulnerable to all types of skin disorders, like psoriasis and dermatitis, as well as premature wrinkling and discoloration.

High cholesterol – Keep in mind, if your body is dehydrated it will produce more cholesterol to prevent water loss from the cells.

Bladder or kidney problems – With a dehydrated body, the accumulation of toxins and acid waste creates an environment where bacteria thrive, resulting in the bladder and kidney being more prone to infection, inflammation and pain.

Digestive disorders – You should avoid shortages of water and alkaline minerals, such as calcium and magnesium. Shortages of water can lead to a number of digestive disorders, gastritis, including ulcers and acid.

Constipation – When short of water, the colon is one of the primary regions that the body draws water from in order to provide fluids for other critical body functions. Without adequate water, wastes move through the large intestines much slower or sometimes not at all, resulting in constipation.

Joint pain or stiffness – All joints have cartilage padding which is composed mainly of water. When the body is dehydrated, the cartilage is weakened and joint repair is slow resulting in pain and discomfort.

Weight gain – When you are dehydrated, cells are depleted of energy which causes them to rely. As a result of that, people tend to eat more than previously, but in reality, the body is thirsty.

Premature aging – If you are chronically dehydrated, your largest organ, the skin, begins to wither and wrinkle prematurely.

 

Source: Healthy Holistic Living

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