We all have heard and read at many places that 8-10 glasses of water per day is adequate for your requirement but that's not the case. It is in fact INADEQUATE for one whole day.

Adequate consumption: - 100 ml or ½ glass of water every ½ hr - 45 mins i.e. you shouldn't feel thirsty to drink water. 

Dehydrated Body - brains get a signal - mouth has dried up  - then you drink water

When you feel thirsty, your brain sends a signal to drink water, as your mouth and throat have gone dry. When there is no consumption of water or any liquid for longer periods of times, your body system has already dehydrated, and your mouth is the last thing to get dry. This means your body is already dehydrated before your mouth feels dry. 

Consequences of dehydration:

  • Acid-Alkaline Imbalance
  • Cholesterol
  • Constipation
  • Cystitis
  • Urinary Infections
  • Digestive Disorders , Gastritis, Stomach Ulcers
  • Excess Weight and Obesity
  • Fatigue
  • Energy Loss 
  • High and Low Blood Pressure
  • Premature Ageing
  • Respiratory Troubles§ Rheumatism

Benefits of staying hydrated:

  • Cleanses and detoxifies your body system keeping you away from infection, in turn results in healthy skin and hair 
  • Promotes cardiovascular health -  improves your blood volume which helps to pump blood throughout the body and provide them sufficient oxygen whenever body demands for it 
  • Helps in fat loss and muscle gain (muscle composition - 70% water apart from glycogen and proteins)
  • Prevents cramps during the day or during any physical activity, improves performance during an activity by clearing out the lactic acid accumulation while any activity
  • Helps in relieving kidney stone issues
  • Helps maintain body temperature
  • Prevents joint pain by clearing out the uric acid in urine and giving lubrication to joints and muscles
  • Prevents acidity and constipationThings to avoid when dehydrated - Soft-drinks , high sugar drinks like fruit juice with sugar, sugarcane juice or red bull. 

Hydrate yourself with - Water, lemon water with less sugar, energy drink which has dextrose and sodium and potassium and not much sugar.