My nephew inherited his "mania" for drinking water from my sister. As soon as he gets up he drinks water, between each meal he dri...
My nephew inherited his "mania" for drinking water from my sister. As soon as he gets up he drinks water, between each meal he drinks a glass of water; and throughout the day the same thing happens. The reality is that he is a very active boy and perhaps that is why he likes drinking water so much.
On the other hand, my mother and I are very different; but the reality is that over time we became more aware of how important it is to have a good consumption of this vital liquid.
The human body and water
The body of a human being is made up of 60% water. The brain is made up of 70% of this liquid and the blood in our body is 90% water. Cells are full of water and require them to carry out the regenerative and nutritional process of them and thus the body, in general, is favored by its functions.
The water in our body helps not only the food process of the cell but also in the process of discarding what is not needed. That is why people should consume at least 8 glasses of water a day.
What happens to the body when we drink enough water?
1 Zero constipation
Nothing is more terrible than going to the bathroom and not being able to evacuate easily. Constipation is a disease that many people complain about and it is not only due to little physical activity, but it is also due to low water consumption.
Water helps dissolve food and expel waste that remains from the food processor; therefore, you should drink water as many times as possible
2 Your joints will be in optimal condition
One of the parts where the water you drink is deposited is in the joints (joints). By drinking enough water, your joints will be hydrated and thus tasks such as bending over, stretching, or grabbing something will not be painful and your movements will be much more skillful.
Other aspects in favor are that the water in your joints keeps the possibility of inflammation at bay as it helps eliminate toxins.
3 Refresh your body
Sweating is an action of the organism to refresh your body. It is recommended that if you are going to exercise, drink a lot of water before doing them. With this, by sweating you refresh yourself.
4 You maintain good hydration
But it is that by sweating you not only refresh yourself, you can also become dehydrated, so you should drink enough water, especially if you are someone very active.
By sweating you lose sodium and potassium that your body needs. You not only lose water when you sweat but also when you urinate; so when you get dehydrated the most common is that you feel dizzy, your mouth gets dry; you will also feel confused and dazed, you can even lose your life due to heart failure.
5 Better health of your kidneys
The kidneys are very delicate because they are basically the filter of our body. Water causes the kidneys to remove waste from the blood.
When you don't drink enough water, those harmful acids, and wastes build-up, causing proteins to clog the kidneys, leading to kidney stones and infections.
6 Your brain is more lucid
When you drink enough water you will realize that functions like remembering, staying focused, and ready to act will be much simpler.
7 You keep your weight in balance
And of this, I can bear witness. Since I can remember I am a little thicker than the rest of my nuclear family; also, it costs me much more than my mother or sister to lose weight. However, when I consistently drink enough water, at least 6 to 8 glasses of water, I can keep myself in balance and even lose weight.
When a person drinks enough water they will have less fat, sugar, salt, and calories throughout the day; that is, its hydration is adequate, so much so that it helps you stay in shape. Add to the above that the extra water comes to replace the harmful calories and speeds up your metabolism as it makes you feel satisfied and there is no need to eat to satisfy yourself.
8 Your heart function improves
Earlier we noted that dehydration can kill you, as it is closely linked to heart failure.
When a person drinks enough water, their heart has to work much less to carry blood throughout their body. Drinking too little water can deteriorate your blood pressure and therefore increase your heart rate.
9 don't faint
There are people who are very prone to fainting and losing consciousness, this is also linked to poor water consumption.
When the water levels in your body drop, your blood pressure drops, and your nervous system goes haywire, thus you pass out; even more so if the weather conditions are arduous (very hot) and if you are very active.
How much water should you drink a day?
It depends. If you are a man, what you should consume of water is representative of 15 cups of water. If you are a woman, 11 cups of water are enough.
Also, keep in mind that when you eat, you drink water, when you drink juices, milk, or preparations that contain water, because your consumption is increasing. Add to this that if you are sick (especially with fever or diarrhea) your water intake should be higher.
Risks of drinking more water than adequate
When a person drinks too much water, it will dilute the salt in their blood, generating a disease called hyponatremia.
Now, if you have some health problems and to treat them with opiates or antidepressants, you should take care of your water intake that is sufficient but not exaggerated, so as not to damage the treatment.
Drink so much water to stay hydrated and your body works properly, but if you notice that your urine is very clear or that you go to the bathroom a lot because you need to urinate, consult your doctor.
Who could say that we owe much of the well-being of our body to a healthy intake of water? Anyway, it's only fair that you be careful and don't take it to the extreme. Drink water according to your needs, if you are very active or if you are very hot; but always from the limits of the rational.