This is what happens to your body if you don't drink enough water in summer

Water is the primary element for life to arise and makes up about 60% of our body. We are made of water and we need it to survive and for our bodies to function properly. In hot times like the month of July it becomes more vital if possible, since it prevents us from suffering dehydration and all the symptoms that it entails. Hence, if we do not consume enough, we are risking suffering from heat stroke to digestive problems, including diabetes or chronic fatigue.

One of the biggest mistakes we make is to replace water with excessively sugary drinks, soft drinks or much worse, alcohol. Both one and the other (especially alcohol) They can be very harmful to the body and the digestive system. A resource that we can use, if we are not very used to drinking water, is to refresh and hydrate ourselves with seasonal vegetables and fruits. Without going any further, watermelon is excellent, since more than 80% of its composition is water.

A study in the academic journal 'Nutrients' found that drinking water can prevent the progressive deterioration of memory and attention

Eat This Not That! Magazine has compiled some of the side effects that we could suffer in case of not drinking enough recommended water. Remember that the optimal amount is around two liters a day, And especially in summer we may need something else.

You retain fluids (and gain weight)

Although it may sound contradictory, not drinking enough water can cause your body to retain fluids and thus feel more bloated, resulting in a slight weight gain. "When you don't drink enough, the body tends to reserve every last drop to prevent severe dehydration, "he admits Abbey Sharp, American doctor.

You lose energy

The most common effect of dehydration. If you experience dizziness or fatigue, it may be because you have not obtained the water that your body demands. Dehydration can deplete your energy levels, so it is best to reach for the bottle and have a good drink.

You lose concentration

Water is not only essential from a physiological point of view, also mental. The abilities and functions of our brain depend very much on how much we have in the body. Even slight dehydration can seriously impair the way we process information and respond to stimuli. A study in the academic journal 'Nutrients' found that drinking water can prevent the progressive deterioration of memory and attention.

Increased risk of spill

A study published in the 'BMC Cardiovascular Disorders' attributes that the lack of water can not only increase the risk of having a stroke, but also worsen its effects. For this reason, and especially if you are a person at risk, hydrate yourself as much as possible especially when it is very hot.

Your metabolism drops

Water is the first material that nourishes cells to carry out their vital functions. A study published in 'The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism' found that those who drank around a liter of water they increased their metabolic rate in the next few hours by 30%. If you are losing weight, it could be your great ally, since it was also shown that increasing your intake by 1.5 liters per day would be equivalent to burning an additional 17,400 calories over the course of the year.

Your skin gets worse

Water regenerates your skin and, naturally, if you don't drink enough, it ends up drying out and worsening your health and appearance. When you don't drink enough, collagen begins to crack, causing wrinkles and skin lines to become more noticeable. That also happens with the inside of the body, so if you subtract too much its consumption you risk that both your skin and your organs are and feel drier than normal.