31 January 2012

Why do you need to drink plenty of water when you are having flu / cold??

Heat Control. If you are having fever when you are sick / having cold, in general, the higher your fever, the more dehydrated you may become. If you have a fever in addition to diarrhea and vomiting, you lose even more fluids.

Water has a large heat capacity which helps limit changes in body temperature in a warm or a cold environment. Water allows the body to release heat when ambient temperature is higher than body temperature. The body begins to sweat, and the evaporation of water from the skin surface very efficiently cools the body.

Prevent dehydration, your body will not be able to fight the cold / flu virus effectively when in the state of dehydration and it could take longer for you to recover. just imagine it's like a castle is trying to fight the invader but at the same time the soldier is having problem with lack of water and food supply. 

Water is a carrier, distributing essential nutrients to cells, such as minerals, vitamins and glucose.

Water removes waste products including toxins that the organs’ cells reject, and removes them through urines and faeces.

Do you want to know the indicator that your are dehydrated? read here

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