There are few things in this world that are more refreshing than a large glass of "ice cold” water. We believe no one would disagree that sometimes, a glass of water can meet our needs much more than a cup of coffee or a can of soda. Nevertheless, many of us do not drink enough water throughout the day. Depriving ourselves from the most natural nutrient – water, we constantly damage our own bodies. If you recognize yourself among one of the following indicators, we recommend that you immediately have a glass of water! :)
This may seem very obvious, but the consequences are not that obvious. Of course, whenever you feel that sticky, uncomfortable feeling in the mouth, you reach for a liquid. However, keep in mind that sweetened drinks are only a temporary solution to a larger problem. Drinking water lubricates the mucus membrane in the mouth and the throat and continues to keep your mouth moist with saliva, long after the first sip.
The skin is the largest organ of our body which must be constantly hydrated. After all, dry skin is one of the earliest signs of complete dehydration which can lead to much more serious problems. Less water means less sweating, resulting in the inability of the body to discard the unnecessary wastes and fats that have been accumulated during the day. If you want to avoid the consequences, the first thing to do is start drinking more water.
Anyone who has had a stormy night, including large amounts of alcohol, can tell you that afterwards, your body simply cannot intake enough water. Alcohol dehydrates the whole body and drinking water sends positive signals to the brain until the fluid level is normal. Our advice is to listen to your body because, since it is never wrong.
We believe that by now, you have realized how much drinking water affects the whole body, rather than just the mouth and the throat. Lack of water can lead to dry and bloodshot eyes. Without sufficient water intake in the body, the eye lids become dry. Maybe, as a joke, you will think: "so what if I can’t cry?", but insufficient hydration causes great damage to the eyes, especially if you wear contact lenses.
The cartilage and the spinal discs are composed of 80 % water. Water is absolutely essential to protect bones from rubbing against each other. By keeping your body hydrated, you ensure that your joints can absorb the shock caused by abrupt movements such as running, jumping or bad falls.
Your muscles are also largely composed of water. Normally, less water in the body means fewer muscles. Drinking water before, during and after the workout, not only keeps you hydrated and fresh, but also conducts water to the right areas of your body and reduces the possibility of developing inflammation associated with exercise and lifting weights.
Frequent illnesses, lasting longer than usual
Drinking water enables your body to constantly release toxins. Our organs work to constantly complement the body losses, so, if do not take enough water, the whole process cannot function properly. As a result of dehydrated body, organs begin to subtract water from the body supplies, such as from the blood, leading to a whole new range of problems.
Fatigue and lethargy
As already mentioned, when the body is dehydrated, it borrows water from blood. The lack of properly hydrated bloodstream leads to a lack of oxygen in the body. The lack of oxygen leads to drowsiness and fatigue.
Sick feeling in stomach
When you are dehydrated, your body begins to think that it needs food. This happens during the day and at night when you wake up and you feel an awful dire need to "have a snack." However, intake of food urges your body to work more, whereas water cleans your organs and fuels it.
We have already mentioned the mucus membrane in the mouth and the throat and how staying hydrated helps the membrane function properly. This also applies to the entire digestive system. Without proper hydration, the amount and strength of the mucus in the stomach decreases, allowing the acid to harm the stomach. This leads to what is known as stomach burning and problems with digestion.
As we age, the amount of water in our bodies decreases. This means that along with aging, we should increase water intake. While premature aging is something that is visible from the outside, you will eventually feel the damage inside. To reduce the risk of loss of bodily raw materials, it is essential to continue drinking water throughout your whole life.
You are reading the ending section of the present article, and you still have not taken water
Drink water all the time. Always keep a bottle of Gorska water near you, whether you work or relax in front of the TV. If you still have not taken water while reading this article - it is time to fill your glass with Gorska water straight away! :) Of course, do not overdo it, but even if you drink more water than necessary, the chances to harm yourself are equal to zero.