Sure, we all know that drinking 8 -10 8oz (250ml) glasses of water each day is good for our health. But there is a BIG difference between knowing, and actually DRINKING it. In these times when there are lots of great tasting, sugar-laced and addictive beverages around, we easily tend to take drinking water for granted. But here are numerous reasons why water is still the best hydration weapon of all time:
Body Fluid Balance – Our body is made up of 60 percent of water. These body fluids help carry out functions such as digestion, circulation, nutrient absorption, body temperature regulation and more. When we lack liquid in the body, it disrupts these functions and causes mayhem in the whole system.
Weight Watcher – There is nothing magical or miraculous or too scientific about it. Drinking water helps us feel full, and sometimes, we just mistake our thirst for hunger, so instead of heading on to grab a bite, get a gulp instead. Oh, and don’t forget, water is calorie-free!
Muscle Energiser – Do we need to drink water when we exercise? Yes! Not just to feel refreshed but to replenish and energise the muscles. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that people drink about 17 ounces (approximately 500mls) of water about two hours before exercise. During exercise, they recommend that people start drinking water early and at regular intervals to replace water lost through perspiration.
Skin Enhancer – Many have searched for the fountain of youth, but the truth is, it has always been in front of us the whole time. Dehydration causes dry, dull, and wrinkled skin. Certain toxins also cause inflammation and clogged pores. Drinking water keeps the skin soft, moisturised, clear, and acne-free.
Waste Transporter – Body fluids transport waste products in and out of cells. When you drink enough water, urine flows freely, and the kidneys can do their job properly, which is to clear away the waste and toxins.
Gut Cleaner – Drinking water adds fluids to the colon, flushes away waste, and keeps things moving smoothly. Say “no ‘ to digestion problems and their complications.
There are a lot more good reasons why we should drink water. If you don’t feel the need to drink more water, think of the many awesome things that water can do for you. Bottoms up!