Inadequate water consumption is defined as dehydration. Dehydration (also known as hypo hydration) is detrimental to the body on many levels. It’s a condition where symptoms are largely ignored in everyday life. This may be due, in part, to lack of awareness of how important water is. Because we need water for nourishment, waste elimination, and regulation of bodily functions, hydration is of paramount importance. Dehydration has many and varied forms and consequences, some serious and some more, supposedly, benign. The following are some of the areas in which dehydration presents difficulties and dangers and should be carefully considered towards personal wellbeing.
1) Brain Function Decline
The brain requires more water than any other part of the body because it contains 20% of the blood circulating through the body at any one time. Brain cells are 85% water. Water is essential to creating hydroelectric energy in the brain through cell osmosis. When this fails to happen, the brain tissue cuts down its energy supply resulting in lack of brain energy. This inhibits psychological processes and biochemical reactions, which are symptoms of depression. Keeping the body hydrated is extremely beneficial. In fact, many schools today encourage kids to carry water bottles because hydration is said to help the brain retain information.
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