Water

Our body may be able function without food for a period of time, but it cannot function without water. Water is the body's backbone, so to speak, and an insufficient amount of water can seriously harm the body's physiological functions. Water is the most important component of a person's body. It connects the different components of the body and acts as a way to transfer nutrients.

Thirst

Thirst is the physical need to drink, influenced by stimulants in the brain which react to the amount of salt in the blood as well as the amount of saliva in the mouth. Most people's thirst mechanism isn't developed enough - these are people who say they aren't thirsty.

The color of a person's urine is one way to see if a person is getting enough fluids in his body.

The Dangers of Water Deficiency

Dehydration - Dehydration is a condition where a person loses fluids as a result of not replenishing liquids. Symptoms include exhaustion, weakness, dizziness, and a racing pulse. There are serious consequences to dehydration, which is why immediate treatment is needed.

In Israel, kidney stones are a common phenomenon.

Constipation - one of the consequences of dehydration is constipation.

Remember!
  • Cold water does not cause colds
  • The recommended amount of water is 12-15 cups of water. Dark urine indicates a lack of fluids.
  • Milk is considered food and not fluids.
  • Sugary drinks add empty calories to your daily diet, causing weight gain.
  • You should drink even if you're not thirsty.
  • There should be a jug of water on the table at all times
  • Water is not fattening and have no caloric value