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We all know the vital importance of water in our body. Water keeps our body temperature constant, protects sensitive tissues, and helps eliminate toxins. Even mild dehydration can lead to fatigue.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recommends 2 liters of fluid per day for the average woman and 2.5 liters for the average man. According to experts, this amount in the summer in Greece should be increased by about 1 liter, due to the heat and increased sweating, while there are special population groups (eg athletes, out-of-building workers, pregnant women) who have increased needs.
When you are dehydrated, you lose key electrolytes such as potassium, calcium and magnesium that are responsible for the body's vital functions.
Some of the first signs of dehydration are dull, dry skin, dark yellow urine, dizziness, headaches and cramps.