Drinking Water is Good for your Eye Health #WorldWaterDay

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Every year on March 22nd is World Water Day, #WorldWaterDay. World Water Day is about focusing attention to the importance of water.

This year's World Water Day 2018 theme is Nature for Water  and exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we all face in the 21st century.

Your eye is surrounded by fluid, which protects the eye by washing away debris and dust every time you blink. Staying well hydrated is very important to maintain a healthy balance of fluid in the eye.

Why is drinking water good for your eye health?

Staying hydrated throughout the day by drinking water or eating water-rich foods is crucial to stay healthy and maintain the function of your body, your heart, your brain, your eyes and muscles.

You should drink 8 glasses of water (each 8 ounce glasses) each day. However, based on body weight, health conditions, level of activities and other influences, different people need different amounts of water to stay hydrated. Most healthy people can stay well hydrated by drinking water and other fluids whenever they feel thirsty.

Drinking plenty of water on a daily basis can prevent your body and your eyes from becoming dehydrated. Dehydration is severely harmful to your eyes and your organs, if untreated, dehydration can lead to brain damage, seizures, and death. Staying hydrated requires you to drink plenty of water every day. It is recommended that you drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water or more on a daily basis. Dehydration occurs when you use or lose more fluid than you take in, and your body does not have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal functions. Consuming alcohol has the opposite effect, it dehydrates your body and organs. If you drink alcohol, try to limit the amount you are consuming, as it affects your liver and causes a drop in the level of glutathione, which is an antioxidant that helps protect against eye disease.

Following a balanced diet helps you watch your weight and your eyes benefit from it as well. As obesity has been directly linked to the development of type-2 diabetes, one of the side-effects of this debilitating disease is the development of diabetic retinopathy.

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