“I’m dying of thirst!”
If this sounds familiar to you, it is not a good sign. It means you cells are already screaming for help because of dehydration. Water is one of the most essential elements for your health. Your body had through the years developed a drought management system to ensure your survival.
We can go without food for days if not weeks and still be able to live and tell the tale. But if we go without water for just 3-5 days we will be in deep trouble. A mere 2 percent drop in our body’s water contain will trigger signs of dehydration.
Water, not too little, not too much.
When we are thirsty, a sip of water feels like the dew found in heavens, which can be very satisfying. But after our thirst is quenched, drinking more can be quite unpleasant. Our drought management system not only does warn us if we are dehydrated, but it also tells us when we are drinking too much which can lead to dangerously low sodium level in our blood.
So, how exactly do we know that we are sufficiently hydrated to prevent dehydration yet not to the extent of over hydration?
Typically, the amount of water each individual required on a daily basis is calculated by their weight.
Why wait, Drink Up!