When and who needs to drink more water ?
February 24, 2009 8:49pm CST
When on a high protein diet 1. Did you know that uric acid in meat could cause gout? people on a high protein diet require more water than a regular eater, as the water will flush out things like uric acid, caused by the extra protein. Another risk of high protein diets that can be combated with water is that, if you're not eating carbohydrates, your body breaks down fat cells and then produces a buildup of toxic chemical compounds, called ketones in your blood. When there are too many ketones in your blood, your body eliminates them in your urine. Eliminate too many ketones, and you also eliminate too much water. Without replacing it, you can suffer severe dehydration and the risk of abnormal heart rhythms 2. When on a high fiber diet Constipation can be an uncomfortable side effect of high fiber intake. That is because fiber, although good for your health, can absorb fluid from your intestines. Drinking fluids help prevent constipation in those who are eating high fiber. 3. when exposed to warm or hot conditions 4. when being more physically active Gee ! i need to fetch my water now ! enjoy yourself.
• United States
25 Feb 09
I am not much of a coffee drinker. I maybe have a cup or two once or twice a month. During January I drank one or two cups of coffee every day for about two weeks. I noticed that the top of my hands looked wrinkled and dry and I felt like I was needing to put lotion on my skin much more than usual. I discovered that coffee dehydrates. When I started drinking more water and cut out the coffee all these symptoms went away. I wondered if coffee could dehydrate me that bad.