· Healthy Daily Habits

POST #7.0 - CHRONIC DEHYDRATION

Chances are, you suffer from chronic dehydration. After all, statistics show that over 75% of Americans do. That’s close to 246 million people. Dehydration occurs when an individual loses more fluid than they take in. Since the body is made up of two-thirds water, it’s essential for human life. In fact, water plays a large role in normal body functions like facilitating digestion, lubricating the joints, and eliminating toxins to keep the skin healthy. If you’re feeling thirsty, your body is likely already dehydrated. Why? Because your thirst mechanism lags behind your actual level of hydration.

Losing body water without replacing it results in your blood becoming more concentrated. This causes your heart rate to increase to maintain your blood pressure and triggers your kidneys to retain water (hence, decreased urination).

Less water in your system also hinders your body’s ability to regulate your temperature, which can lead to hyperthermia, a body temperature that’s well above normal. And because fluid levels in the brain lower, they affect your mood, memory, and coordination.

As you can see, your daily water intake is super important. If you’re like many people, you may think plain water is boring and lacks the flavor and zest we are used to in all the processed and artificial drinks we have now. This is why I LOVE adding Lemon and other oils to my daily water. Not only so I get bright, fresh flavors in my water, but the oils offer an array of other health benefits for my body too.

Poll Time! Tell us below - are you choosing Lemon, On Guard, or another oil for your water today?

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