The muscles and kidneys are made of 73% water, the blood is made of 83% water, the lungs are composed of 90% water and the brain is composed of 76% water. Water is essential to our bodies.
Our bodies dehydrate trough sweating and breathing, therefore males must drink 3l of water and females 2.2 l.
These are 10 Signs which can tell that you do not drink enough water.
- Your urine has a dark yellow color
Your kidneys will excrete toxins, dead blood cells, proteins and many other products which need to be eliminated from your body if you do not drink enough water-causing darker coloured urine. It normally has to be light yellow. It may be darker due to medications, beets, B-Vitamins, asparagus, blackberries or food coloring. If it stays darker for a longer period of time it may be a sign of a serious health problem such as gallstones or hepatitis.
- Your do not urinate frequently
You must urinate 6-7times daily. Increase your liquid intake.
Dysbiosis, thyroidism and intestinal inflammation and physical inactivity, stress and food sensitivity may cause constipation. If you drink enough water this should not be problem.
- You have dry skin and more defined wrinkles
According to Dr. Diana Howard, dehydration can cause inflamed, irritated, sensitive and itching skin. It may scale and flake or get a red color with bleeds and cracks. Before buying expensive moisturizers or doing procedures try increasing your water intake.
- Weight gain and hunger
Our bodies cannot make a distinction between hunger and thirst. Drink water before eating and wait for 10-15 minutes to see if you’re still hungry. If you are you should eat.
- Dry mouth and thirst
Dry mouth and thirst are a sign that the mucus membranes in your body have to be hydrated.
When you are dehydrated the tissue in your brain will lose some of the moisture, it will shrink and pull away from your skull causing a headache. It will intensify when the blood vessels in your brain will dilate in response and this will cause inflammation and swelling.
When you are dehydrated the volume of the blood is decreased, your heart needs to work more intensely in order to push nutrients and oxygen through your body. Before drinking coffee consider drinking water.
- Joint Pain
Water allows two bones to slide over one another while the joint is moving. That’s why it’s important to drink plenty of it.
- Weak Immune System
Drink plenty of water to assist in the elimination process of possible illness byproducts and helping with the warding off infection of the immune system.
Remember that you are only thirsty and not sick
Drink more water to cure increased blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, cholesterol, asthma, cardiovascular disease and joint pain. Try avoiding coffee and juice which may dehydrate you.