Careful Not To Drink Too Much Water in A Short Period Of Time

April 5, 2019

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The more you look into personal health, you start to see a common theme of hydration.  From your skin to your digestive system, water is the foundation for an improved life. Considering 73% of your brain and heart are composed of water and your lungs around 83%, we need to consume a lot of it.  But there is a danger of drinking too much water. Probably a better statement is it is dangerous to drink a bunch of water in a short period of time. Drinking too much water in a short period overwhelms your kidneys so they can’t process and eliminate the water fast enough. Your kidney is able to eliminate around 28 liters of water a day, which is likely more than you’re drinking, but this amount has to be drunk over the course of a full day. Your body isn’t able to get rid of more than a liter of water per hour. Over-hydration can dilute your blood, which makes it harder to carry nutrients, send brain signals and control the muscles in your body. So make sure you are listening to your body. It’s also good to keep an eye on the color of your pee as this can be an indication of over-hydration. Your pee should be a pale yellow color—if it’s darker than that, drink some water, and if it’s lighter, hold off until you feel thirsty again.

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