Our bodies are really very smart. We feed our bodies truly absurd things like fried pork rinds, head cheese & zucchini (see the Nasty Food thread), and yet they seem to be able to extract useful nutrients from this junk.
When things become unbalanced, our bodies are quick to let us know about it. We need to stay hydrated, and when the low water level light comes on, we’re made to feel that sticky, gunky consistency in our mouths as if we’ve eaten a whole box of Ritz peanut butter crackers.
By depriving your salivary glands of water (causing your saliva to congeal), you are driven to wet your wistle at the first available water fountain. And as long as the water is in your mouth, why not go ahead and swallow it, huh? Sometimes our bodies have to resort to trickery to get what’s best for us.