Recently, I read this statement: "Did you know that just a 5 percent drop in body fluids can cause a 25 to 30 percent loss of energy?" I was very excited! Why? This actually is a QUICK FIX to a major problem! Not to say that water can cure a rest-less night, chronic stress or other problems that are not related to dehydration. After telling many of my clients and friends, I found I was not alone in my sheer relief that drinking extra water could help my energy levels be optimum from a hydration standpoint!
Here is some more of this excerpt from Dr. Mercola:
It's been estimated that over two-thirds of all people don't drink enough water, and suffer from some degree of dehydration. Unfortunately, many people turn to stimulants like caffeine and sugar to boost their energy level when they feel drained. Problem is, these substances only increase your need for more water, as well as potentially cause a myriad of other health issues.
Next time you feel a drop in your energy, pour yourself a cool, tall glass of water and see if it doesn't make a difference in how you feel! Your body depends on clean water to perform its daily functions, such as digestion, temperature and blood regulation, respiration, and detoxification. In particular, your body's ability to flush out toxins and properly assimilate nutrients depends heavily on an abundant intake of clean, chemical free water. The more stress, toxins, and pollutants your body battles with each day, the more water it needs. The quantity and quality of the water you use largely determines your body's ability to shed excess fat and properly maintain your body's largest organ, your skin. While your entire body is 72 percent water, your skin is 80 percent water. Plentiful water is needed to maintain your skin's elasticity and moisture barrier. Your blood is over 90 percent water and uses water to transport oxygen, nutrients, and antibodies throughout your body.