We all know that the human body is mostly composed of water and that we need to consume a certain amount in order to survive. Your muscles and kidneys are made up of 73% water; your blood is composed of 83% water; your lungs are 90% water and your brain is made up of 76% water. The recommended amounts for water consumption are 3 liters (12 cups) for men and 2.2 liters (9 cups) for women.
EVERYONE WHO IS NOT DRINKING ENOUGH WATER WILL EXPERIENCE SOME OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS:
1. Your Urine is Dark Yellow
Usually, the urine should have a light yellow-amber color. But, if you don’t drink enough water, the kidneys will excrete “more waste products in the urine, such as dead blood cells, toxins, or proteins, which results in darker urine. You can also have darker urine after consuming certain medications, B-Vitamins, beets, blackberries, asparagus or food coloring. If you notice a change in urine color, increase the consumption of water immediately and observe if your urine color becomes lighter. If your urine stays dark for a longer period, it could be a sign of more serious health issues such as hepatitis or gallstones.
2. Your Urine Output is Reduced
Commonly, people urinate between 6-7 times every day. But if you don’t drink enough water, there will be less fluid available to replace the fluids that are excreted from the body, so the kidneys will keep as much fluid as possible in order to prevent dehydration. If you urinate less than 6 times per day, you must increase the water intake immediately.