Water is, after air, the most important requirement for human life. Without water, there wouldn’t be life and that is a fact.
Did you know that around 80% of our body mass is water?
Water is needed by every single cell in our body for normal function. There is not a single thing that has an incredible impact on our body and our health like water and yet again, there are so many people not drinking enough water.
Fizzy drinks and sugary drinks can’t replace water and it benefits. Pure water is the best possible drink for everyone.
How much water should we drink?
There are some recommendations about how much water we should drink during the day, but the thing is that they are only the recommendations.
You should listen to your body.
Every person will have different needs, but generally recommended is to drink some 8 glasses of water per day.
Again, listen to your body. Some days you’ll need less and some days much more. During hot summer days, you’ll need to increase your water intake.
Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers need to take more water than other healthy adults.
Benefits of drinking water are huge and definitely underestimated. Some of them are:
Dehydration makes your wrinkles and fine lines more visible, so keeping your skin hydrated will make you look younger.
Water hydrates all skin cells and nourishes them, it also flushes out toxins and improves circulation and blood flow helping your skin look healthier.
Boosts your energy
Dehydration can make you tired and exhausted, so drinking water is the best way to boost your energy levels.
Water in your body is encouraging your heart to pump blood more effectively and this helps in more effective transfer of oxygen and other essential nutrients to your cells.
Water is very important for your brain and it’s function.
When you are dehydrated your mind and your body are under stress.
Hydration makes you happier and less stressed.
Water is an important part of your digestion.
It helps break up particles of waste in your body and helps to pass them effectively through your digestion system.
It helps with digestion and prevents constipation.
Improves your fitness
When you’re well-hydrated you can work out longer and more effective.
Water helps lubricate your joints and prevents muscle cramps during and after working out
Helps with weight loss
Water is an important part of your weight loss journey.
Water is appetite suppressant especially if you drink at before a meal it reduces food intake. It is helping to boost your metabolism and burn fat faster.
Helps to avoid headaches
Sometimes headaches are caused only by dehydration and water can be an effective medicine against them.
Next time you have a headache try to drink 2 glasses of water and see if this will help.
Most people are having trouble to drink enough water per day. They just don’t feel thirst or forget to take a glass of water.
If you are one of them try this:
- Take a bottle of water with you to work and drink it while working
- Take a bottle with you and keep it next to your bed, this way you’ll more likely to drink water more often
- Put reminders on your phone so you remember to drink enough water each day
- Drink water before every meal
- Drink a glass of water every time you come from the bathroom
- If you don’t like the taste of plain water, put some fresh or frozen fruit in your water bottle, this way you’ll have naturally flavoured water. Citruses or berries work great!
- Try some non-caffeine herbal teas, they will keep you hydrated and you will not be drinking only plain water all-day
Water has a big impact on our health and wellbeing. We should all aim to drink enough water per day to see improvements in our life and health. So, try to add more water to your diet and see the results you will get.