Healthy Eating: Food Fight So what happens when we don’t drink enough H20? Simple – dehydration.
While a 10% drop in our body’s water supply will land us in the hospital, a mere 2% drop can trigger signs of dehydration, including: trouble concentrating, headaches, fatigue and difficulty focusing on smaller print, such as a book or a computer screen.
In fact, mild dehydration is one of the most common causes of daytime fatigue as blood carries oxygen to the brain, and when blood volume is low (due to dehydration) the brain receives less oxygen than it needs, resulting in fatigue and difficulty concentrating.
Now most people think that they do not need to worry about dehydration, as it is something that happens only when you do not drink liquids on an excruciatingly hot summer day, right? Wr…