You must have heard from health experts ( including our Narangba Chiropractors) that drinking at least a glass of water in a day is healthy, have you ever wondered why or how? Water is one of the essential components forming up to around 60% of our body composition. The brain, in particular, depends on water for it to function properly. Apart from the brain, there are other body organs and cells which also require water either for blood circulation, controlling the level of glucose and also to get rid of harmful substances from our body.
This article will, therefore, take you through five (5) benefits of hydration to your health.
To prevent high blood pressure
Water is the main component used for blood movement to different parts of the body. When there is little water in the body, it means that the blood volume will also be significantly lower which will make it difficult for it to freely move along the arteries and blood veins. If this problem is not attended in time through drinking enough water, your cardiovascular system is likely to experience some difficulties pumping the blood which may lead to high blood pressure.
To prevent constipation
There is nothing more annoying like constipation which is usually caused by dehydration. Usually, after digestion, all the unwanted food components have to be removed from the system. If the water circulation in the body is low, the available water will be directed the essential function and to flush out body waste is not one.
For Weight Management
Water is one of the main components used by the body cell to generate body energy. When the body does not have enough water circulation, the cell will communicate to the brain which may in turn cause to eat more carbohydrates to in order to raise the required energy, as a result, the more you consume the carbohydrates the excess nutrients will have to be converted to fats.
To control our body temperatures
Usually, when you engage in numerous activities like body workouts, for instance, your rate of metabolism will increase which will, in turn, lead to increased body temperature. Apart from that, sometimes the adjacent temperatures may be more than your body can handle; however, with enough water in your body, your skin can draw some of that water and use it to cool your body and at the same time removing some of the unwanted components from our body.
Water can be used to get rid of digestive disorders
At one point in your life, you may eat something that may end up causing stomach upset either by bloating, gas, acid refluxes or any such problems. By drinking excess water, you can dissolve some of these components and either reduce their effects or eliminate them inform of waste.
In conclusion, you do not have to be thirsty for you to drink some water. Most health expert recommends that you drink at least one liter of water a day in order to improve its circulation in the body. However, if you experience any of the problems mentioned above and upon drinking some water, nothing happens, then you may need to visit your doctor for further directions.