Can A Gallon A Day Keep the Doctor Away?
What Happens When You Drink a Gallon of Water a Day?
The typical adult body is made up of approximately 60 percent water. A steady supply of water is a critical component of health and wellness. Unfortunately, many people forget the benefits of drinking water. The result can lead to chronic dehydration.
Dehydration occurs when water intake does not exceed the amount of water the body excretes through sweat, urine, and stool. Symptoms include persistent thirst, feeling sleepy or sluggish, headache, dizziness, dark urine, and dry skin. Dehydration puts a strain on every system of the body because the body cannot dispose of toxins adequately.
Water helps support optimal body functions including regulating body temperature and provides essential lubrication for every joint. It also helps get rid of waste products and toxins. The amount of water needed each day depends on the person. A good rule of thumb is 8 glasses per day but that can vary due to activity levels and health status. Some health conditions make it dangerous to drink too much water so you should always consult with your doctor to determine the “right” amount of water for you.
Now, on to the benefits! One gallon of water a day sounds like A LOT but studies suggest that people benefit from precisely that. The trick is to sip slowly, little by little, throughout the day. If consistent, over a period of time you may start to experience many of these benefits.
- More Energy
- Maintain the Balance of Bodily Fluids
- Clear Up Skin Problems
- Fewer Headaches
- Fight Bloating
- Shed a Few Pounds
- Help Digestion and Constipation
- Lighten Under-Eye Circles
- Improved Brain Functions
- Better Performance
So fill up your glass and get to drinking!