Here are the benefits (aside from the cure for thirst):
- Water Flushes out Toxins
- Water Aids in weight loss
The diets I have been on suggest drinking hall your body weight in ounces. For example, if you weigh 200 pounds, you would drink 100 ounces a day to aid your weight loss. Water boosts metabolism. Dehydration is also often mistaken for hunger. If you feel hungry, and have recently eaten, try water first.
- Water Aids Digestion
Water flushes waste and breaks down food we eat. If you are dehydrated the large intestine soaks up he water from your food waste and causes hard stools. Since your waste is traveling from your stomach to intestines to colon, we need to give it some assistance. Lubricate those organs!
- Water Hydrates your skin, thus helping your complexion
Dehydration causes dryness in your skin. Water replenishes skin cells. That increases elasticity reducing wrinkles!
- Water Prevents Cramps and Sprains
Dehydration causes muscle fatigue. Water lubricates your joints, relieves stiffness and stabilizes circulation.
- Water Increases energy
Water increases alertness, concentration and energy. Dehydration keeps us from moving, exercising and staying focused so grab some water today!
A lot of people don't like to drink water, or cannot seem to sip on water. The reasons are taste or lack of. Add some lemon or lime to boost the flavor. Instead of sipping try downing a glass of water every hour. Try different ways that work for you! You will be amazed at how different you feel when you commit to daily hydration. Since half our body is made up of water every system in it depends on it.