A key area for optimal health is ensuring adequate hydration. When we consider the fact that 50-70% of the human body is made up of water, including 73% of muscle mass, we start to understand that it's not just a case of quenching our thirst.
Water is the major component of blood plasma. It is used to dissolve and transport substance around the body, lubricate and protect tissues and is also our first line of defence immunity.
By the time you are thirsty you are already dehydrated!
Other symptoms include:
- Dry mouth
- Feelings of lethargy
- Lightheadedness and headaches
Current guidelines suggest a minimum intake of 1.2 lites per day