Dehydration affects all of us in many ways. From poor sleep, hormonal problems, weight gain, head aches to degenerative changes, emotional instability, and simple laziness, dehydration could be a contributing factor for all. More than 70 percent of our body contains water including tissues, muscles, nervous systems, circulatory systems, elimination systems and many others. All these systems need water for their optimum level of functioning.
Unfortunately many of us are dehydrated but not recognize it. Heart attacks are symptoms of heart disease and dehydration could contribute to it. Water is important as air for our body functioning. You automatically get air into your body but to get water you need to make an effort to drink it.
Do not count soda you drink to make up for the water you need. Actually soda has phosphoric acid, more acidic substance in the family of acids. Acids are used to remove grease off some machinery. So how much water you need drink a day? It should equal half of your body weight in ounces. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, you should be drinking 75 ounces of water a day. Any less water will put you into the dehydrated category.