Dehydration Slows Down Metabolism

904Your cellular function slows down when you are dehydrated, causing you to experience concentration issues and fatigue. When you’re in a dehydrated state, your body has trouble utilizing fat as fuel. In fact, your metabolism experiences a 3% drop just from mild dehydration.*

When you drink enough water, your metabolism has the ability to increase and so do your energy levels. Women should try to drink 9 cups of water a day, while men should strive for 13.

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