How much water is too much?
Are you constantly drink water? Staying hydrated with your trusty Nalgene bottle at your side throughout the day? While staying hydrated is important for the body to function properly too much water can throw off the sodium balance in your blood. This can cause symptoms that are similar to dehydration such as headaches, nausea, and bloating. In order to stay properly hydrated there is a quick test.
Check the color of your stream. Yes, you will have to check your urine for this, but don’t worry no color swatches are necessary. A good color should be about the shade of diluted lemonade anything darker might indicate dehydration. If you go to the bathroom often and the stream is clear you may want to dial back your water intake. Remember that some vitamins and certain foods can alter the color of you urine. In all remember that water is nature’s nectar and can be found in much more than just the obvious form. Check back later for a complete list of items that can help hydrate you without the bottle.
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