It is highly recommended to take in about 8 to 10 glasses of water every day.
Joan Koelemay, who is a dietitian for the Beverage Institute, said that we should think of water as a nutrient that our body needs that can be found in foods, liquids, and plain water. All these are vital every day to replace the lost amounts of water every day. She also said that the body is continually taking out water through breathing, skin evaporation, urine, and stool, so it’s ideal to replenish it constantly. If your intake of water is not the same with your output, you can be dehydrated.
Here are six things that may happen to your body if your body does not have an ample amount of water:
1. Higher Health Risks
High intake of water has been associated with reduced chances of developing kidney stones, colon and urinary cancer and also heat attacks. If you do not drink sufficient water each day, you are increasing your risk for developing health problems in the near future.