Staying hydrated detoxes and cleanses your kidneys, making it easier for them to perform their duties. When you are hydrated, your kidneys can easily remove water and toxins and turn them into urine for you to expel.
Though, the question is, how much water and other healthy fluids should you drink? While eight glasses of water a day is the general recommendation, you might need more or less, depending on your situation. Instead of counting your glasses of water, you should look for warning signs that you’re dehydrated.
Your urine is the best indicator of dehydration. You should expel around six cups of urine each day. If you’re not urinating enough, you need to increase your healthy fluid intake. Also, your urine should be clear or close to clear in color. It can have a slightly yellow tone, but you’re likely dehydrated if it’s a deep yellow color. When you increase your fluid intake, the color should lighten.
You can look for other signs of dehydration, as well. Other symptoms include headaches, dry mouth, dizziness, and fatigue. If you notice any of these signs, reach for some water. Once you rehydrate, you should feel much better.