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Six side effects of not drinking enough water

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The water in our saliva helps facilitate swallowing, ensuring that food slides easily down the esophagus. It also lubricates and allows edibles to move more freely.

The body cells and organs depend on water for their functioning. Without water, living things, including humans will die in a few days.

So, when you don’t drink enough water, the underlisted side effects happen.

· Low Energy

When dehydrated, your energy levels drop, and you might feel too tired to continue on with work.

· Higher Risk of Stroke

According to study in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, not drinking enough water and being dehydrated can raise the risk of strokes and prolong recovery time.

· Slower Metabolism

Your metabolism naturally slows down when you’re thirsty and dehydrated.

· Headaches

Since your brain needs water, when it’s lacking it can lead to headaches and fatigue.

· Poor Skin

Skin needs to stay hydrated from water to look dewy and young. Not drinking enough can increase the effects of aging and make the skin look dry. With insufficient water, collagen can crack, leading to fine lines and wrinkles.

· Weight Gain

Drinking water can even help you lose weight and lower water retention. So not drinking water can make you add a little weight.

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Yusuf Luka, is a journalist by profession with few years of experience, I am also a graduate of Bingham University. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking with friends, Reading books, and Watching movies. Let's connect on social media.

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