Our bodies are 70% water. Water is essential to our survival. But just having water is not enough to ensure vitality and good health. Our bodies need clean, pure, fresh "snowflake" water, like nature intended. At SWAM International, we can provide you with solutions to turn your water into the very best water for living a vital and healthy life.
Are you dehydrated?
The vast majority of people are dehydrated most of the time - and don't realize it. Even when we are drinking lots of water, we could still be dehydrated if we aren't drinking water that our bodies can absorb. Hexagonal, or "snowflake", water has the right natural structure to nourish our cells and carry away the toxins. Water that has been pumped, processed, bottled, or treated, is broken and can no longer properly support the healthy function of our bodies.
How do we know when we are dehydrated?
Continue reading below the video to find out...
Tell-tale signs of dehydaration
The first and most common sign of dehydration is thirst. This is how the body signals that it needs replenishment. According to experts, by the time you feel thirsty, your fluid level is already down by 0.5 %. It is important to not wait until you're thirsty, but to drink water regularly throughout the day to ensure that your body is adequately hydrated. Hexagonal, or "snowflake", water is the best, but apple juice spritzer (in moderation) and unsweetened teas are also good sources of fluids.
As we age, it is particularly important to remember to drink regularly, because as we get older, our sensation of thirst decreases. Many seniors have issues with chronic dehydration because of not feeling thirsty and so not drinking enough throughout the day.
When we don't drink enough, the body sends us other signals to get our attention. If you suddenly feel a headache out of nowhere, don't immediately reach for painkillers. Grab a large glass of hexagonal water and drink it slowly. In many cases, you will notice that by the time you're finished your glass, your headache has eased. This is because when we drink too little, our blood thickens and can no longer transport enough oxygen to the brain.
Lack of Concentration
Around three quarters of our brain consists of water. So it's no surprise that when our fluid levels fall, our ability to concentrate falls with it. We may begin feeling a little scattered, maybe even nervous. Dizziness and fatigue are also common side effects.
Dark Urine and/or Constipation
We can also recognize dehydration by our urine. If your urine is dark in color, this does not necessarily mean that there is a disease behind it. Dehydration could be the cause. In this case, the urine is not diluted, but highly concentrated - and we can recognize this from the dark color. If you are well-hydrated, your urine should be almost clear or light yellow in color. If your urine remains dark in color despite sufficient fluid intake, you should see your doctor right away.
Lack of fluids also has a negative effect on our digestion and can cause constipation. Without enough fluid, the stool volume decreases and the stool becomes hard. As a result, it is difficult to excrete. Liquid and fiber get the bowels moving again. The liquid causes the fiber to swell, the stool becomes looser and softer, and the peristaltic movement of your intestine is stimulated.
Dry Skin and Cracked Lips
Dry, itchy and flaky skin is not always caused by dry air or the wrong skin care products. If our body has too little water, our skin also feels the effects. Our body first supplies our vital organs from the available fluid, because they need it most urgently. But because our skin is the shield protecting our bodies from external damage and environmental dangers, it is extremely important that we keep it hydrated as well.
Chapped and cracked lips are uncomfortable, but this can be a good reminder to make sure you're drinking enough water.
Here, too, the rule is: drink enough hexagonal water and, if necessary, care for the skin with a moisturizing lotion, and treat your lips with a good beeswax-based chapstick.
How much should you drink?
The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends that adult men get about 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids a day and that adult women get about 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day. These recommendations include fluids from water, other drinks and food. Adults usually get about 20% of daily fluid intake from food and the rest from drinking.
The German Nutrition Society (DGE) recommends that adults drink around 6.5 cups (1.5 liters) of hexagonal water daily, preferably a small glass between meals and with each meal; this also protects the body from water deficiency. Under certain conditions, such as very hot climate, humid air, extreme cold or diseases with fever, vomiting, or diarrhea, we need more fluids. Likewise, during physically demanding work or sports, an additional 2 to 4.25 cups (.5 to 1 liter) of water per hour may be necessary. If we drink more water than our bodies need, it is excreted again by the kidneys.
Men need more fluid than women because they sweat more, explains the DGE.
Dietary habits also play a role in the right amount to drink. People who eat a lot of fruit and vegetables, for example, get more fluids because the water content of fruits and vegetables is higher than other foods.
What should you do if you are dehydrated?
In case of dehydration, drink water in small sips. The most suitable water is hexagonal water which also contains alkaline minerals. This is because the body usually also lacks alkaline minerals in the event of a fluid deficiency. Those who are severely dehydrated may need medical attention.
Important note: The information provided is in no way a substitute for professional advice or treatment by trained and recognized physicians. The contents of this website cannot and must not be used to make independent diagnoses or start treatments.
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