Benefits of drinking water:
1. Heart Palpitations
When the normal water content of your body is reduced, it upsets the balance of minerals (salts and sugar) in your body, which affects the way it functions (1).
Heart palpitations typically occur when there is low potassium and low sugar levels in the blood (4). This can cause from premature contractions of the heart’s upper chambers (atria) or the lower chambers (ventricules) .
Low magnesium (through excessive sweating or diarrhea) may also lead to abnormal heart rhythm (4).
2. Bad Breath
Saliva protects your teeth from decay, disease and cavities by forming a protective barrier around them and helping clear food particles on and between your teeth (5).
When you become dehydrated, you do not produce as much saliva. The reduced cleaning action of the saliva allows bacteria to grow, causing bad breath (6).
Dry mouth also makes you more likely to develop rapid tooth decay and gum (periodontal) disease (5).