Here is a novel idea – next time you feel a headache coming on, drink more water and forget the aspirin. The reason behind that rather odd statement is because one of the first symptoms of dehydration is a headache. Water can provide natural relief for dehydration headaches by virtue of the fact that it is re-hydrating your body.
Most people depend on their inbuilt sense of thirst to tell them when they need to drink. However, by the time your brain registers the fact that you are thirsty, your body is already suffering the consequences of dehydration which quite often results in a headache. By re-hydrating your body with the water, you may just find that you don’t need the aspirin as well.
Water is an absolute necessity for life. It is possible to survive at least two months without any food but a person will survive only a few precious days without any water to drink. The body is made up of approximately 60 to 70 percent water and we lose a considerable amount every day and therefore need to replenish it on a regular basis. Drinking enough water helps the body to make energy as well as to build new cells, regulate body temperature, get rid of waste and lubricate the joints and muscles.
Water is often commonly referred to as being “Mother Nature’s healthy cocktail” and it is so true. Water is essential for the digestion as well as absorption of nutrients and vitamins and it helps in the detoxification process of the liver. Water also cleanses out impurities in the kidneys and helps to get rid of waste material that the body no longer requires. Fiber needs water in order to help food be properly digested. Good fiber can often times turn into bad fiber if it is not helped along with water. The end result of bad fiber is often extreme stomach discomfort and sometimes constipation.
Adequately hydrating the body can lead to glowing skin and a radiant complexion and the fluoride that is in water adds both extra strength as well as density, which can improve the quality of bones and teeth. Organs and tissues are protected better when plenty of water is consumed and this includes the spinal cord. Water helps cushion both joints and muscles and protects them from trauma. Drinking plenty of weight helps to keep a person’s weight stable, as water is the most natural appetite suppressant around. When the body is deprived of water the fat cells take on a rubbery quality and from there the process of metabolization is made more tedious. In a nutshell this means that excess pounds are more difficult to get rid of if you do not consume as much water as you should.
Becoming a water drinker on a consistent basis will provide a boast to your energy level and it will improve both your mental as well as your physical performance on a day to day scale. Drinking plenty of water helps the immune system and toxins are carried out of the body at a much faster rate with the help of this “wonder drug.” People who drink lots of water report less headaches and fewer incidences of fainting or dizziness and respiratory problems such as flu’s and colds are decreased with the help of water.
It is relevant to note that a person is dehydrated by the time their brain registers thirst. When dehydration takes over, blood takes on a thicker consistency and the body therefore has to work a great deal harder to move blood through the system. When this happens, the brain is less able to focus and concentrate on the work at hand and less activity is noted in the brain’s cells. The body then becomes tired and sluggish and this makes getting things done much more difficult.