Everyone says that we should drink about 8 glasses of plain water every day. With the exception of dehydration as a direct consequence of this, not everyone understands what else this really means for our body.
Here’s what happens when we consume less water than required.
- We lose focus
Research Institute of Psychiatry of King’s College in London from 2011, showed that reduced intake of water, affect many gray cells that we can use to solve a task. The thirsty respondents had to work harder to solve the task, unlike those who drank sufficient amount of water.
- Slower way of burning calories
Independent research of doctor Howard Murad, which is printed in his book The Water Secret 2010 show a correlation between the speed of operation of the metabolism and the amount of consumed water. Calories burnt faster in organisms that were more hydrated. The doctor discovered that water smoothes skin, prevents wrinkles and reduces the paleness of the skin.
- We eat more
People who drink two glasses of water before meals contain 75 to 90 calories less than people who do not drink water. These results came from the American Institute Public Health and Water Research, while conducting a research on adult respondents in 2010. Respondents who drank water lost about three kilos during the three-month trial.
- We are in a bad mood
Researchers at Tufts University in the US in 2009 asked rowers men and women to delegate one hour of vigorous aerobic exercise with little water intake during training. The group which consumed a little amount of water in the body felt the classic symptoms of dehydration such as fatigue, and researchers noted a sense of anger, depression and tension.
- We are more susceptible to disease
Dehydration of the body reduces the functionality of some organs, and the organism as a whole, and it isn’t surprising that we associate the lack of water with an early disease. People who drink water for example, more often develop problems with urinary ducts and kidneys, than the people who drink adequate amounts of water.