10 Reasons Dehydration is Making You Fat And Sick
Whenever you feel thirsty, instead of reaching for some soda or a cup of coffee, you better drink a glass of water.
Although your body is 75% water when you are dehydrated, your blood becomes thicker and the blood flow is slower. Whenever this happens, the blood pressure increases, and that, as you know is not good.
Every day you lose about 10 cups of water on average through perspiration, urine, breathing and waste elimination.
Water provides a number of benefits, but sometimes you just do not drink enough water. The next time you feel dehydrated and need to drink something, make sure you do not reach for a carbonated, sweetened or caffeinated drinks, and drink a glass of clean and cold water. It is the best thing you can do for your body.
What are the consequences of an insufficient water intake?
Water is the major source of energy in the body. The lack of water slows the enzyme activity in the body, which leads to fatigue and lethargy.
Asthma And Allergies
When dehydrated, the body tightens the airways as a way to keep the water in the body. The amount of histamine produced in the body only makes it lose even more water.
When the body is dehydrated, it will create more cholesterol to prevent the water loss from the cells.
Kidney And Bladder Problems
Whenever the body is dehydrated, the accumulation of toxins increases and this creates great conditions for bacterial growth. As a result, the kidneys and bladder are very susceptible to infection, inflammation and pain.
When the body lacks water, the colon is one of the first sources of water, necessary for the needs of the other vital organs. Inadequate amount of water decreases the colon function and sometimes even stopping it completely, which results in constipation.
When you are dehydrated, the cells lack energy. So many people seem to be hungry and crave for food, but all they need is a glass of water.
Chronic dehydration causes premature aging of the vital organs in the body, including its largest organ — the skin, that soon becomes severely wrinkled.
High Blood Pressure
Blood is 92% water, if the body is well hydrated. When dehydrated, the blood becomes thicker, which results in higher blood pressure.
Instead of eliminating the toxins from the body, whenever you are dehydrated, the skin is unable to function properly. The skin is more susceptible to different skin diseases like psoriasis or dermatitis, as well as premature aging.
The lack of water and minerals such as calcium and magnesium can lead to numerous digestion problems, such as reflux or gastritis.
Did you know that:
- When you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated.
- If you drink 8 glasses of water after during the day, ie, before breakfast, lunch and dinner, you can reduce your meals which in turn will help you lose weight and keep the current weight — for a year.
- Studies have shown that people who drink 1.5 liter of water per day, spend 17.400 calories more than those who do not drink that much water, and lose about 2.5 kg per year.
- Water boosts your metabolism and burns the calories. Your metabolism speeds up in just 10 minutes, and the highest effect is achieved in 30-40 minutes after you drink water.
- Sweetened drinks and fruit juices are the major cause for obesity.
- A glass of soda contains 35 gr sugar and 140 calories.
- A glass of water contains 0 grams of sugar and 0 calories.
Tip: Drink a big glass of water when you wake up in the morning.