Fact: Low-grade dehydration (versus acute and clinical dehydration) is a chronic, widespread problem that has major impacts on well-being, energy, appearance and resiliency.
Symptoms of Low-grade Dehydration:
- Dry, sticky mouth
- Sleepiness or tiredness
- Decreased urine output — no wet diapers for three hours for infants and eight hours or more without urination for older children and teens
- Dry skin
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
Bottom Line: If you’re not actively focusing on hydrating throughout the day, there’s a good chance you could be at least somewhat dehydrated, which could be negatively affecting your energy, vitality and immunity — as well as your appearance. Experiment with drinking more throughout the day. You may observe an almost immediate difference in your well-being, and even if you don’t, establishing good hydration habits now will do many good things for your cellular health over the long haul.
What Should You Drink? Water. Tap water, filtered, with a little lemon juice!