Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Yes, you probably must've heard a thousand times or even more why you need to drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. Water is so important to help maintain temperature, remove waste and regulate all bodily functions. Staying hydrated is essential to stay healthy, maintain proper body weight as well as to get that clear, healthier looking skin.
Here are five reasons why drinking water or staying hydrated is so important:
It can help combat fatigue because water is one of the most important sources of energy for the body. Dehydration causes tiredness, impairs physical performance and has also been shown to decrease alertness and concentration.
Staying hydrated can help reduce stress levels. Perhaps, sipping on a glass of water is an ideal way to beat stress. Dehydration can make you feel stressed in both your mind and the body. This is because about 70-80% of your brain tissue is water.
Halts allergies and asthma
Keeping yourself hydrated can help your prevent asthma and allergies naturally. When the body is dehydrated, the immune response system is greatly impaired, making you more susceptible to allergenc, and your histamine levels are also elevated. Histamine is an organic nitrogenous compound produced, stored within the body as part of an immune response and is released during an allergic reaction. Too much histamine in the body can result in allergic reaction symptoms such as runny nose, congestion, excessive sneezing, watery eyes, scratchy throat. Also, histamine in the airways produces allergy-induced asthma, causing shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing.
Cuts risk of heart attacks
Drinking more water has been linked to a decreased risk in coronary heart disease, which can lead to a heart attack.
Reduces kidney stones
Not drinking enough can give rise to kidney stones, which are hard deposits of minerals and acid salts that stick together in concentrated urine. Drinking enough water regularly can help decrease concentrations of substances involved in stone formation.