Are you hydrated enough? With winters around the corner do not overlook the importance of water. Water is the most essential nutrient for the body, the human body is composed of 60% water.

Symptoms of less Water Intake

Do a quick check on this index, do you experience any of these symptoms.

  • Frequent Headaches
  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of focus
  • Dizziness
  • Dark, strong-smelling urine

If you have any of the above symptoms it is important to drink at least 8 glass of water every day. Drinking water can be boring sometimes. You can spruce up water intake by infusing water with cucumber, berries, lime, orange or any citrus fruits, mint and other herbs and spices like clove, cardamom or cinnamon.

Keep Hydrating Your Body

Our body constantly loses water, through skin evaporation, urine, stool, sweat. We must drink enough water to maintain the balance of fluids in the body. The body needs water in all its cells organs to maintain the body temperature. The functions of these bodily fluids include:

  • digestion
  • absorption
  • circulation
  • creation of saliva
  • transportation of nutrients
  • and maintenance of body temperature

How much Water does the Body Need?

Water is involved in all of our bodily functions, in order to ensure everything runs smoothly it is important to stay hydrated! For males, about 13 eight ounce cups of water (roughly 6 sixteen ounce water bottle) will do the trick, and for females, about 9 cups (about 4.5 sixteen ounce water bottle), depending on your lifestyle.

Eat your water: Stay Hydrated

Food can provide some of this essential fluid with vital nutrients, especially fruits and veggies, some of which are mostly water, such as watermelon, cucumber, oranges, celery, bell pepper and tomatoes (another reason to eat your fruits and veggies!)

Add on benefits of drinking water:

  • Helps to lose weight
  • Healthy Skin
  • Flushes toxins
  • Boost Energy ( Also check http://www.natural-cure.org/health-and-wellness/fatigue-a-common-syndrome-in-women/ )
  • Prevents Constipation
  • Aids digestion ( but do not drink water immediately after your meal, wait for at least 1hour)
  • It stops the confusion between hunger and thirst

Sports drinks

We all have a natural tendency to grab a sports drink on a hot sizzling day. But remember they aren’t the best drink to go for when we are just hanging around. These drinks contain a considerable amount of added sugar, so think about diluting the drink with half sports drink and half water. They are definitely Not the best friend for kidneys!.

Water is the best drink for a healthy body, mind, and spirit. Nothing gives us the satisfaction of drinking ice cold water on a hot summer day when we are thirsty. Even if we opt to have sugar drinks like cola, sugar will make us more thirsty and we will be consuming more sugary drinks. Our body needs only two kind of beverages- water when thirsty, and milk for stronger bones and teeth.  Keeping this in mind let us ensure that we are hydrated at all times.

Contact Jagadguru Kripalu Naturopathy Hospital for lifestyle consultation.

by Pragya Sinha

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14 Comments

  1. Aruna das 09/01/2019 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    water is very essential for our life

  2. Prafulla Kumar upadhyay 23/01/2019 at 8:52 am - Reply

    Very essential information about water therapy.

  3. Lipi 24/01/2019 at 8:06 am - Reply

    We must drink at least 8 glass of water every day.

  4. Sanjay 24/01/2019 at 9:44 am - Reply

    Thank you for this valuable information.

  5. Sabita Satapathy 26/01/2019 at 3:57 am - Reply

    We must drinks 8 glass of water in proper time in order to prevent being dehydrated.

  6. Dilip 26/01/2019 at 9:53 am - Reply

    Nice article on need of Water in our body. Often, in Winter we neglect taking water. Thanks for sharing this knowledge.

  7. Santosh Taneja 28/01/2019 at 5:27 am - Reply

    Water nourishes our body, mind and soul.

  8. Liza panigrahy 30/01/2019 at 3:42 am - Reply

    Water plays a Very important role for body, it contains 60% in body. It has so many advantages like, it helps to reduce weight of body, detoxification, gives a healthy skin,nourishing to body, it’s preventing constipation. Lot’s of benefits of water.

  9. Pranita Mathur 30/01/2019 at 9:16 am - Reply

    Water keep hydrat our body, our body loses water,through skin evaporation, by sweat, urine, stools, so we need to drink water enough to maintain a healthy lifestyle and body.

  10. PURNA CHANDRA BRAHMA 30/01/2019 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    I came to know about the lots of importance of Simple daily using word :WATER. We know that without water we are unable to live but here this article clears how to utilize the water for our body. Very nice article.

  11. Abhipsa Panigrahi 31/01/2019 at 6:32 am - Reply

    Drinking water is the most essential n vital thing for a healthy lifestyle.. it’s like washing out our insides.. drinking water is the first n foremost medicine for our body.. Excellent article by Swamiji .. stay hydrated ..stay fit..

  12. Prafulla Kumar upadhya 05/02/2019 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    Very essential information regarding water or milk required for our body not coca which is harmful .

  13. Sushree 07/03/2019 at 3:28 am - Reply

    Very essential information which we often ignore

  14. Sushree Sangita Sarangi 16/06/2020 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Main composition of our body i.e. water needs to balanced for a healthy life. Nice article. Thanks for posting.

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