Research says: Water keeps every part of your body working properly. It helps your body flush wastes and stay at the right temperature. It can help prevent kidney stones and constipation.
You lose water throughout the day-through your breath, sweat, urine, and bowel movements. If you live in a hot climate, you lose even more fluid.
You need to replace this lost fluid to stay healthy. If you don’t get enough water, you could become dehydrated. If you get very dehydrated, your body no longer has enough fluid to get blood to your organs. This is dangerous.
We are all different, but a good rule to follow is this.
Half your body weight in ounces of water:
100 lbs = 50 oz 200 lbs = 100 oz.You will want to increase this amount of water if you are working or exercising and sweating. One quick check to determine if you are getting enough water is by paying attention to your urine. If it is clear or pale yellow, you’re likely getting enough water. If it is dark or cloudy you need more water. Also if your stools are hard and constipated, you need more water.
What about too much water?
Too much water is diluting minerals in your body which can be dangerous. Your electrolytes could become out of balance causing confusion, seizures and coma.
Just like anything else, we are all different. Know that most of us do not drink enough water and need to add more.
I like to start my day with a 16 oz glass of room temperature water with lemon juice and apple cider vinegar. My digestion and immune system get a great kickstart.
How much water are you drinking?
Remember, coffee and caffeine products are dehydrating.
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