Off late many people have asked me about drinking water and the merits of keeping oneself hydrated. I advise them to keep themselves hydrated but not to the extent that they get over-hydrated.
Being over-hydrated is a condition where the body contains more fluid than necessary and that happens when one consumes fluids in excess. Body has to continuously excrete this fluid.
I’ve seen on the streets of America where people are always carry a bottle of water. When I conduct classes, I ask them about this for which they say that they feel cleaner when they drink more water. They say they drink water because the body contains 75% of water, the brain close to 90%.The common belief is that water flushes the toxins and cleanses the system.
What people don’t realize is that more water leads to more flushing, but not only toxins also essential micro nutrients. Water just washes away everything.
The body is 75% water, so why get tensed about something which is in abundance. Its not easy to get dangerously dehydrated.
Drinking too much of water can alter the sodium potassium balance. It could lead to sodium deficiency. Can also end up in organ damage or seizures (fits).
Check this out http://www.menshealth.com/health/overhydration-dangers#
Likewise attend to your body when it asks for... could be hunger, thirst or excretion... Don't force it.