The fact that the weather is cold, not sweating and the decrease in water demand does not indicate that the water requirement is less. Nutrition and Diet Specialist Tuba Örnek emphasizes that the body should not be dehydrated no matter what, and states that fatigue is the most important symptom of dehydration.
Emphasizing that the benefits of water to the body are endless, Nutrition and Diet Specialist Tuba Örnek said, “Water carries nutrients and oxygen to our cells, cleans the bacteria in our bladder, helps digestion, prevents constipation, normalizes blood pressure, protects organs and tissues, regulates body temperature, maintains electrolyte, that is, sodium balance. It is very important for strengthening the immune system and regulating the circulatory system.
Fatigue is a sign of thirst
Stating that weakness, low blood pressure, dizziness, headache, clouding of consciousness, dark-colored urine and dry skin are symptoms of dehydration, Nutrition and Diet Specialist Tuba Örnek said, “Sometimes you go to the doctor for these symptoms and look for a different reason, but only water. “It’s because you drink less,” he said.
A craving for tea, coffee or snacks can be a sign of thirst
Underlining that the message about the thirst of the brain may cause some people to prefer tea, coffee and other acidic and sugary drinks and even to eat snacks, Tuba Örnek said, “Therefore, we can forget to drink water and moreover, we can increase our calorie intake. Excessive consumption of tea and coffee can cause excessive caffeine intake. For this reason, it is very important to prioritize water consumption.”
dit. Tuba Örnek advised, “If you have trouble drinking water, lemon, apple, cucumber slice, mint or cinnamon sticks can make it easier to drink because they will add flavor to the water.”
How can you calculate how much water you drink per day?
If you multiply your weight by 30 ml, you will calculate your daily water requirement in milliliters. This amount does not include the water we get from liquids such as tea, coffee, fruit juice.
Accordingly, for example,
The amount of water a 55 kg woman should take daily is at least 1.65 liters.
The amount of water a 80 kg person should drink daily is 2.4 liters.