Signs That Your Body May Be Dehydrated
Up to 70% of human body is made up of water. Without proper hydration, the blood would be unable to transport all the nutrients and vitamins the body needs. A nutrient imbalance would result in a body malfunction, leading to sluggishness, irritability, and tiredness. How can you tell that you are dehydrated? Here are the warning signs that you are dehydrated. If you notice them, drink clean water immediately. We advise you to never take these symptoms for granted because dehydration is a serious issue.
In fact, 75% of the Americans are chronically dehydrated, and they don’t even know it only because they don’t bother to read the signs that their body is in need of water. Before it’ is too late, it is important to be vigilant about your health and well-being.
By any chance, do you find yourself feeling sluggish and tired yet the day has just begun? Do you struggle to get out of your bed to go to work? Do you struggle to complete your tasks throughout the day? Then when you get home, you feel so exhausted that head straight to bed.
The culprit behind your predicament might be dehydration. Dehydration causes your enzymatic activity to slow down, which causes your body to produce less potential energy for your future benefit.
Do you feel constantly bloated with bad breath? Then when you try to get rid of it, nothing comes out? You may be wondering why you’re still feeling bloated yet you incorporate foods with fiber in your diet. Could be it’s because you are not drinking enough water, so the food you eat is not being digested properly. Dehydration is one of the primary cause of chronic constipation. When you fail to drink adequate water, your intestines become, making it difficult for food to pass through.
Are you having frequent headaches? Ask yourself whether your water intake is adequate. A headache is the number one effect of dehydration. Remember that the human brain is mostly made of water. When there is not enough water, the protective layer around your brain begins to evaporate causing your brain to shrink. An abrupt change in your brain size can be very painful and agonizing. This triggers terrible headaches, leaving you with excruciating pain. So if you have a headache, try to drink plenty of water first to rehydrate yourself.
Here are a few tips:
- Drink two glasses of water right after you get up. Starting your day with this will not only make you feel refreshed but also helps with your digestion.
- Buy a personal water bottle and carry it with you wherever you go. Make sure to buy one that will actually be comfortable for you to use and take it with you.
- Consume water-based foods. Examples are cucumbers, grapefruits, and, of course, watermelon.
- Download a water consumption tracking app. There are plenty of these on the market. Just take your pick.
A lot of people think that they can only get dehydrated during the hot and dry season. However, that’s not the case. Just because you are not sweating does not mean that you’re hydrated. In fact, dry and cool climate such as Fall and Winter season can trigger dehydration. Higgins says that symptoms may be milder or come on slower, but it’s still possible to be dehydrated or suffer from heat illness in cooler weather.
You’re Craving to Ease Your Hunger
This is one of the most common misconceptions people have in the diet and nutrition world. When they hear their stomachs growling, the first thing that comes to their mind is that they are hungry. It turns out it’s not entirely true. Most of us often confuse thirst with hunger. Before you give in to your cravings and eat unhealthy foods, we suggest that you drink a bottle of water first.
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