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Did you know that your body is made up of approximately 60% water? A 2% change in hydration levels can cause extreme side effects on the body. So, can dehydration contribute to your sugar cravings? You should be drinking half of your body weight in ounces. If you weigh 150 pounds you should be drinking at least 75 oz of water, and 1.5 times that if you drink diuretic beverages such as soda, coffee, or tea. Recently, our family had a reality check when it comes to how important it is to stay hydrated and drink water. One evening, my teenage daughter stood up from her chair, blacked out, fell, and then hit her head on a cabinet. We rushed her to the emergency room to see if she had a head injury, and of course, to find out what caused the fainting. Right away the doctors in the ER asked, “How much water is she drinking?” She definitely was not drinking enough, as we learned that she had drunk just 1 glass of water that day. After many tests that night, they did not find anything abnormal. They recommended that we see a cardiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital. The cardiologist told us that for 60% of …