More than 50% of our body is water. In a day, one should drink an average of 1.5 to 2 liters a day. Specialists advise that you should drink water regularly to avoid dehydration.
Not getting enough water can be extremely detrimental and dangerous to your health. You may drink water because one is supposed to, but one needs to acknowledge the health benefits that come along with it.
Every part of your body needs water to function properly. Water can help one maintain a healthy body weight, energize your muscles, keep your skin toned and clear and keep your digestive system running smoothly among other benefits. We lose water daily when breathing, through urine, and sweat, so replenishment is crucial
Signs that suggest that you need to drink more water
1. Experience joint pains
Your bones and joints need water to keep them work properly. Water helps nutrients to move from your blood into your joints and allows the waste products to move out of your joints. Without taking enough water, this can lead to your joints becoming dry and rub together, causing discomforts and pains.
2. Your eyes feel dry
If your eyes feel dry, itchy or irritated, chances are you need to take a few glasses of water. The amount of water you take affect your eyes. Without water, your tear duct dries up which lead to dry and bloodshot eyes.
3. Dry skin
The skin being the largest organ in the body, it needs water just like the other parts of your body. Dry skin is one of the signs of dehydration. Skin dehydration negatively influences your body’s capability to get rid of excess dirt and oil which can lead to acne breakouts. When your body receives little water, this can be seen in your skin. The available fluids in the body are used to supply other important organs. First, the skin needs to wait its turn, and the skin may turn flaky and dry.
4. Feeling thirsty
Being overly thirsty is the feeling that you need water right away. Alcohol is one of the things that dehydrates the body. Dehydration causes your brain fluids levels to become unbalanced. When you have this feeling, your body needs some water.
Other signs of the need for more water in the body include mouth dryness, muscle fatigue, unexplained headache, unexplained body fatigue, and digestive problems such as constipation.