When do I know that I have had enough water to drink?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The purpose of urine is to get rid of waste, like nitrogen, through urea. Clear urine means that you've gotten enough fluid to wash it all out. If you can't read through your urine, that means the urine has been concentrated a bit.

Water is important for more than just flushing waste out of your system. It also allows chemical reactions in your body and helps blood reach capillaries to bring in more nutrients.

Not having enough water gets the whole system to become sluggish, including your bowel. One of the best solutions for constipation is water, just because you can mix it up a little bit and get it going.
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