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Do you know dehydration affects your blood flow? I used to donate my blood quarterly and on one occasion the technician said, ‘oh this is good you are not dehydrated’. With a surprised expression all over my face, I wanted to know why she said that. So I asked, how do you know that, she said your blood is flowing quickly and easily, you’ll be done in no time.
One of my daily habits is after getting out of bed and using the bathroom my next automatic action is drinking a bottle of water….and that bottle has more than two glasses of water in it. I know that a chronically dehydrated person is at risk for more than one health conditions, and I already have high blood pressure I don’t need anything else.
Also drinking lots of water helps your body in its elimination.
That is why I wanted to talk to you about the importance of you avoiding dehydration at all costs.
Water is life, it is part of religion, healing and also a very necessary need. Here are just some of the things that water does within your body:
Your food provides 20 percent of the water you consume daily. So eat lots of food that contain water to aid in your digestion.
The fluid called lymph, a pale coagulable fluid that bathes the tissues, passes into the lymphatic channels and ducts; circulates through your body filtering out bacteria and viruses. Without this lymph water system, you would not last a day.
98 percent of your saliva is water. Its enzymes break down the food that nourishes your body and its antimicrobials fight germs.
Your tears keep your eyes moist and washes away grit. But when your tears are emotional this moisture contains hormones that researchers say rinse out substances induced by stress.
Over 50 percent of your blood’s liquid is water. It carries oxygen, nutrients, hormones and washes metabolic waste into the kidneys. It also helps to keep your blood pressure at healthy levels.
Drinking lots of water adds to your benefit of good health. Here are some ideas to help you easily ward of dehydration by drinking water that taste more refreshing and tastier by sweetening it naturally from my infused water page.
Also to ensure you are starting off hydrated before you exercise drink 8 ounces of water. Then rehydrate post-workout by drinking 6 – 8 ounces of water and more if you tend to sweat heavily.