Any nutritional program will tell you to drink 8-10 glasses of water per day. Most people know this, less actually do it and even fewer understand the reasons behind it.
Our bodies are made up of 70% water. Drinking plenty of water keeps the body hydrated. If the body becomes even 1% dehydrated we lose 40% of our muscles functionality. If you are thirsty, you are already 5% dehydrated.
Dehydration affects our bodies adversely in many ways and symptoms appear when the body has lost about 2% of its fluid. Some mild effects will show up as thirst, dry skin, dark colored urine, fatigue, … [Read More...]