The majority of people around the world are dehydrated believe it or not. Hydration not only affects the human body, but it affects it at the cellular level. I won’t go into detail on the later one, however I will discuss how it affects the human body. A general rule of thumb is to drink 64-128 ounces of water daily. Or roughly half an ounce per pound of body weight.
What happens when you do not drink enough water?
-Long-term this can increase your chances of getting colon cancer (we are talking years of not drinking adequate amount of water here)
-Suboptimal muscle performance
-Weight-gain (yes, long-term this will contribute to toxin build-up and indirectly start accelerating aging within the body thus putting on unwanted body fat)
These are just a snap-shot of what could happen when inadequate fluids are taken in. This is why your doctor always tells you when you are sick to increase your fluids, because it assists the body in flushing out the waste, if you keep it in, it recirculates and will lead to auto immune diseases and much more. So drink up!