It has long been on my list: a blog about the importance of water.
I have lived in Kenya for several years. There I experienced what drinking too little water does with my body and how necessary it is to drink enough. Without drinking enough water, I became dull, moody, I was wading in my head, stomach ache, headache, and sleeping badly. Water is the basis of your health and energy level, because actually we are largely water. Let me explain this.
Many things in nature are very logical and simple in the base. Our body is in the ideal situation for about 75% of salty water. In other words, all of our body cells should preferably contain 75% of water. Our brains consist of 85% water and float in a salty liquid. In particular, our brains are sensitive to a certain degree of dehydration. Load of cotton wool in your head? Drink two large glasses of water, take a deep breath, walk around and the wats are probably solved. I always work fine with me. Therefore, remember that water is a very important nutrient that plays a dominant role in all kinds of processes in your body that can keep your organs healthy and cause you to experience energy or not.
Blood usually consists of 94% water, if you drink at least enough water. If not, this percentage will decrease. The blood in your body is an important fluid that transports oxygen and nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals. At the same time it causes the discharge of excess metabolites, such as heat and carbon dioxide. With water in our blood, our blood becomes thinner and transport is faster. Water flows faster through a tube than syrup.
Your blood is filtered through your kidneys about 36 times a day, in total about 180 liters of blood. Nurses can see when blood is taken if someone drinks a lot of water; The less water, the more spicy the blood. If you want the internal transport of nutrients and waste to run smoothly and your kidneys are not overloaded by syrup, take care of enough water in your blood. Just by drinking enough; Your body will make it happen that it is where it is needed. Beautiful right?
These are the consequences of drinking too little water. The Iranian doctor Dr. F. Batmanghelidj (he's in my mind as "Mr. Batman" :-)) has written several books about the importance of drinking water. Among other things, he explains a relationship between so-called psychiatric disorders and dehydration. He mentions symptoms that, according to him, indicate desiccation like:
- Feel tired without reasonable explanation, How do I get more energy?
- Feeling irritable and anxious
- Feeling depressed and depressed
- Have a heavy head
- Restless sleep, especially in the elderly
- Bad concentration
When it comes to physical symptoms of your body after dehydration, he calls:
- Burning stomach acid
- Stomach ache
- Heart cramps
- Lower back pain
- Rheumatic joint pain
- Pain in the intestines
- Eating disorders
These are the first signs of dehydration of your body according to Dr. Batmanghelidj. I experienced them myself in hot Kenya, where it was not always possible to drink enough water. Pain in the body is, according to Dr. Batmanghelidj, an emergency call of the body for water. He then mentions a series of diseases that can arise from prolonged dehydration. He mentions, among others,
- Overweight, Losing weight by drinking water.
- Osteoporosis (bone loss)
- Osteoarthritis (joints of joints)
- Heart failure
- Multiple sclerosis
The list in his book is long, but I mention the most common female diseases and diseases here. His best-known statement is "You're not sick, you're thirsty". I do not agree with everything he writes, for example, he says that menopause is also a phenomenon of dehydration and that there were formerly women who had children in their 70s. I doubt this. But his insights, theory and practice experiences with patients are interesting enough to gain knowledge.
As you undoubtedly know, you cry salty tears and sweat your salty sweat. The water in our body is no tap water but a special type of salt water. If you drink a lot of water, then you spend too much salt and you need so much salt. It is often said that we eat too much salt and that is bad, for example for your blood pressure. If you eat a lot of ready-to-eat meals, bread, packaged products and snacks, you will indeed get unmarked very refined salt. This processed salt contains only two minerals, chlorine and sodium, and extracts moisture from your body. However, if you eat according to my clues in my book The Energetic Women Nutrition Compass, you will not get a refined salt and it is just right to replenish it. But with the right salt, which contains as many minerals as we often fail with our diet. That's not in our normal kitchen salt (Jozo). The best salt I find is Celtic sea salt, with a total of 92 minerals. Water with minerals is better than just tap water.
Balancing your moisture is vital for our women's vital vitality and health. Drinking water, the best way to keep your moisture balance up to date. Often we walk unnoticed around, which can lead to complaints and inconveniences that are quite easy to solve. Did you know that moisture retention often is a signal of dehydration? Did you know that in some cases you can dry out of drinking tap water? Did you know that women have on average moisture in their body than men?