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We are always hearing that in order to have a healthy lifestyle we need to carry around a bottle of water with us everywhere we go. And it’s true. Drinking the recommended amount of water every day can have a huge impact on our well-being and long-term health.
The proven benefits of drinking water include improved physical performance, higher energy levels, and brain function, relieve constipation, prevent headaches (and hangover!), promote weight loss, boost skin health, among many others.
You can also look at this the other way around: water deficiency in the body provokes dehydration, a condition that can lead to serious complications such as low blood volume, seizures, kidney problems, and heatstroke.
So, the best thing is to listen to the medical community and drink the recommended 2 to 3 liters per day – this number may vary according to your gender and daily routine.
But can drink too much water actually have a negative impact on your body? The short answer is yes, it can. As weird as it may sound, you can even overdose on water. The phenomenon is known as water intoxication or overhydration.