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9 Warning Signs You are Not Drinking Enough Water

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Why water is good for you

Our body is made up mostly of water—about 55 to 60%. We need enough water to help maintain a healthy weight, flush toxins from our body, and produce bodily fluids like saliva. Water also contributes to regular bowel function, optimal muscle performance, and clear, youthful-looking skin. However, failing to drink enough water can cause dehydration. You can survive around three weeks or more without food, but just three days without water, and you’re a goner.

How many bottles of water should you drink in a day?

Too many of us don’t drink enough water on a daily basis. So, how much water should you drink a day? Well, it depends. Health experts suggest drinking between 1.5 and 2 liters of water a day to maintain the healthy functions of our internal organs. However, if you’re pregnant, exercise more than the average person, or have a particular health condition (i.e. diabetes), the amount of water you should consume may be different for you.

Besides being thirsty, what are the signs that you’re not drinking enough water? Well, here are 9 signs of what could possibly happen if you aren’t drinking enough water.

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