Dehydration occurs when you use or lose more fluid than you take in, and your body doesn't have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal functions. If you don't replace lost fluids, you will get dehydrated.
Up to 60% of the human adult body is water.
Water resides in your organs, tissue, and other body parts.
brain and heart
muscles and kidneys
Also, plasma, which helps carry blood cells, nutrients, and hormones throughout the body, is about 90 percent water.
Your body naturally tries to maintain healthy water levels by excreting excess water in urine. The more water and fluids you drink, the more urine is produced in the kidneys.
If you don’t drink enough water, you won’t go to the bathroom as much because your body tries to conserve fluids and maintain an appropriate water level. Too little water consumption raises the risk of dehydration and possible harm to the body.
It’s easy to forget to drink water when you’re busy doing other things, like working or at school. Your brain is focusing on other tasks than remembering to simply drink some water. It can be harder when you’re out and about and don’t have close access to water. This is why investing in a good water bottle that you can carry around with you is key. You can top up wherever you go.
So how much water should we be drinking every day?
The NHS recommend that we drink 6–8 glasses of water per day, and the key
Most of us find water boring to drinks so that's why we created Stix so that you can flavour your water, encouraging you to drink more.
With no added sugars, and less than 4 calories a Stix, Squash Stix are perfect. You can even take then out and about with you.
Don't forget eating a balance diet to include foods that are made up from water, i.e broccoli will help increase your water intake.