Drinking is important. Your body consists of more than 70 percent water and needs moisture all day so that your organs, tissues and cells are always sufficiently hydrated. With a healthy fluid balance, waste can also be efficiently disposed of, both through the perspiration of the skin and through the urine.
How do you know if you are drinking enough water. The most healthy and simple way to maintain your fluid balance is to drink enough water. How much water you need per day varies from person to person and varies between 1.5 and 2.5 liters per day, but as a rule you can assume that you get enough water if your urine is light yellow. When you do not drink enough, your body becomes dehydrated, and this has very harmful effects on your health. Symptoms of a chronically dehydrated body include fatigue, dry skin, headache and constipation.
Many people think that mineral water is the healthiest type of water, but the bottles and cartons in which they are packaged are a huge burden on the environment. Moreover, mineral water is a big drain on your wallet while this water is not guaranteed healthier than tap water. Soft drinks, up to 7 cubes of sugar.
The healthiest water is pure spring water that comes directly from a water source and is packaged in a glass bottle. If you do not have a store or source in the area that sells it, tap water is the best alternative. The best thing is to purify this water with a simple carbon water filter, an advanced water ionizer or a water filtration system, so that you make sure it is as clean and fresh as possible.
Water is really the most healthy for the body, and only by drinking plenty of water does your body remain sufficiently hydrated. For all other types of drinks, you can drink them in moderation, but it is best to avoid some drinks altogether because they have the opposite effect and draw water instead of hydrating the body.
Sufficient and regular drinking water is the healthiest thing you can do for your body. The fluid balance then stays up all day long, making you much more energetic and just feels good. If you find it a little boring to drink water all day long, add a slice of lemon or a few slices of cucumber to a glass of water and you will discover how refreshing and delicious water can be! This is a summary of the article "Drinking" on the Healthy Habits members website, in which you learn why a good fluid balance is so important for the body, what the symptoms are of insufficient water drinking, what kind of water you can drink the best and whether there are other healthy drinks that ensure that your body is adequately hydrated.