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The human body is made up of of 65 to 75 percent water. Without it, the human body can’t function properly.

We lose water every day through natural excretory systems such as sweat, breath, and urine. It’s critical that you take in enough water each day to stave off dehydration, which occurs when your body loses more fluids than it takes in, leaving cells depleted and unable to properly function.

Fluid loss depends on your level of physical activity and the temperature and humidity of your environment.

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Dehydrating foods:

  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Soda
  • Milk
  • Alcohol
  • Coffee
  • Black tea
  • Ciggarets
  • Proccessed foods

Dehydration occurs when the body gets rid of more water and salts than it takes in. It is easy to detect as it usually occurs after exercise, being in the sun for too long, or feeling parched after drinking alcohol.

Symptoms of Dehydration:

  • Thirst
  • Muscle Fatigue
  • Dry mouth
  • Bad breath
  • Dry skin
  • Dark or concentrated urine
  • Infrequent urination

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Hydrating beverages:

  • Water (tap, filtered, spring, distilled, alkaline)
  • Infused water (add lemon, cucumber, mint or green powders)
  • Herbal teas
  • Coconut water
  • Vegetables (like cucumber, radish, lettuce, celery)
  • Fruits (like watermelon, smoothies, juices)
  • Electrolyte water
  • Sports drinks

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There are many benefits to staying adequately hydrated. They include:

  • Enhanced anti-aging effects on skin
  • Improved athletic performance
  • Weight management
  • Increased energy levels
  • Improved digestion
  • Improved elimination of toxins

Adequate hydration is required for many different processes in the body to function properly such as easily pumping blood and wound healing. There are several different ways that your body gets rid of fluids—primarily through sweat, but also through urine, breathing, and bowel movements.

A healthy person should drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day. Increase your water intake during hot weather, illness and while exercising.

A well-hydrated person can cope with stress much better than someone who isn’t. Staying hydrated helps you keep your body’s state of consciousness more balanced, avoiding swings and body symptoms. 

Being dehydrated not only has physical consequences… But spiritual and energetic ones too. If you’re dehydrated, your spiritual gifts become harder to access, your vibration drops, and your aura weakens.

If you do get dehydrated, expect to have a harder time thinking clearly, staying focus, and staying positive. Luckily, there is a simple solution! Drink plenty of water!

Remember that thirst is a natural instinct created by the communication between your brain and all the cells in your body. It’s a signal the body uses to let us know that our cells are getting depleted and we need to take in more water. As Ayurveda teaches, always listen to your body and drink extra water when you feel thirsty.

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