Too few Belgians drink enough water, what are the consequences?

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One out of three Belgians does not drink enough water. Which is certainly not good news for the average health condition of the Belgians. Water is therefore necessary for the optimal functioning of our body. What are the consequences?

Increased risk of health problems
Everyone must drink enough water. 60% of the human body consists of water and that amount must certainly be retained. The recommended amount of water you should drink a day depends on your weight, physique, age, etc. The daily average is approximately 1.5 to 2 liters of water. Someone who reaches this limit has less chance of heart failure, bladder and colon cancer and kidney stones.

You get a headache
When the body has not absorbed enough water, it is the hypothalamus, a gland in the brain, that indicates that the body is drying out. The so-called thirst feeling is a first signal. At that time the blood in the body will be less watery and the body will be able to process certain substances less quickly.

A good example is the thumping headache that goes together with the well-known “hangover”. Because the body is dehydrated by alcohol, the brain must make more effort to send all stimuli and signals to the rest of our body. Always drinking enough water is the message (and not just after a night out).

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