Saturday, March 28, 2015

How to know if you are dehydrated


Dehydration occurs when the amount of water that the body is losing is more than what it is receiving.
You loose water when you perspire, breathe, and pass out waste matter from the body.
So it is important everyday to drink plenty of water to restore what the body loses naturally.

How can you tell your body is becoming dehydrated?

When your body does not have sufficient water to carry out its many functions, you will find yourself becoming thirsty.
You will begin to urinate less and your urine begins to take on a yellow color.
Your lips begin to feel dry.
If you do not pay heed to these symptoms, your mouth will begin to feel dry, sometimes you will have muscle cramps.
You can also begin to feel lightheaded as the dehydration worsens.

Water is the main source of energy, without water nothing lives because a shortage of water suppresses and eventually kills some aspects of the body. It is the main solvent for all foods, vitamins, and minerals.

It is used in the breakdown of food into smaller particles and their eventual metabolism and assimilation. It also increases the rate of absorption into the body of essential substances in food and is also used to transport all substances inside the body. Water also gives luster and shine to the eyes and makes the skin smooth and prevents aging

Drink half of your body weight in ounces of water daily.
If you weigh 140 lbs, you need to drink 70 ounces of water daily.

Do not substitute water with caffeinated or alcoholic drinks, these are diuretics and will dehydrate you.
Every 6 ozs of caffeine or alcohol requires an additional 12 ozs of water to rehydrate you.

So drink your water daily for maximum health.

Gillian Mc Donald

A christian teacher who loves to read the word, pray and write articles about christian living, natural health and self improvement

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