Hydrates you & makes you feel energized
Tiredness towards the end of the day is understandable but if you get up in the morning lethargic without any other medical reason to back it, in most probability you are dehydrated! When the person doesn't have enough water in the body, he may feel tired.
Importance of drinking water in summer
increases many fold because during summer season as a lot of water and electrolytes get depleted with sweating. Medically, chronic fatigue is linked to long standing dehydration. The cells in the body need water to carry out normal enzymatic activities. If someone is dehydrated, he finds it difficult to produce the energy that is needed to keep him moving. Water can help get rid of a fatigue or pull you out of low-energy levels.
Now the big question arises how much water to drink in a day during summer?
One must consume at least 7-8 glasses in summer if he is not indulging in any strenuous workout and sweating excessively and 8-10 glasses, if there is too much sweating.
Avoid constipation by drinking enough water
Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches. Constipation is something that only the sufferer can understand the plight. One of the main reasons of this condition is consuming less amount of water during the day. Water helps in keeping the lining of digestive tract wet and moist, which makes the system easier to process, digest and eliminate foods. The motility of intestine slows down in absence of enough water. Hence, the best possible way to avoid constipation is to drink at least 7-8 glasses of water with enough fibre in food.
Avoid stomach ulcers
Usually heartburn or acid reflux is caused by too much of acid build up in the stomach and ulcers in the stomach are caused when acid burns the lining of stomach because the stomach lacks enough mucus protecting it from the acidity of the digestive process. Reason of insufficient mucus can be inadequate hydration, which leads to stomach ulcers and other related problems.
It fills you up
Sometimes we mistake thirst to hunger. When we are actually feeling thirsty, we end up eating a lot of other things to suffice the quench. Experts say that interestingly if you are dehydrated, the first signal your body gives is usually hunger rather than thirst. Next time you feel like picking a snack or binge just like that, drink a glass full of water. It will instantly fill you up.
5 Tips to Help You Drink More
Follow these simple tips to increase your fluid intake:
- Have a beverage (preferably non sweetened) with meals
- Try having chaas, unsweetened lime water, fresh juices, and flavoured water instead of colas and fizzy drinks
- Eat fruits and vegetables which are high in water content like water melon, cucumber, tomatoes, bottle guard etc.; they will not only provide you hydration but give you lot of fibre also.
- Always carry a bottle of water along.