Drinking water is an important part of life. In fact, you can live longer on just water (without food) than living on just food (without water). Many people do not drink enough water which is why it is so important to be careful about your water consumption.
Always have a glass of water when you wake up, and before you go to bed. Eat foods with a high water content like
Watermelon, celery, cucumbers, and lettuce are good, healthy choices.
- It helps your body rid itself of toxins and impurities.
- It gives you more energy.
- It prevents you from gaining unwanted fat.
- It keeps your skin healthy and hydrated.
- It helps your eyesight because your cornea is 80% percent water.
- It raises your metabolism and helps your digestion.
- It strengthens your immune system.
- It keeps your blood pressure lowered
- Most importantly, water carries nutrients to every cell in our body.
- Water increases kidney filtration rate, so you can eliminate waste products more effectively and keep the kidneys healthy. And water helps to keep your body’s waste disposal system (liver, kidneys, lungs, digestive system, lymphatic system, and skin) functioning efficiently.
- Water can help your mind function better. If you are not drinking enough fluids, you may get light headed, dizzy, or have a headache. These are symptoms of dehydration.
- Drinking enough water will prevent fatigue or muscle weakness resulting from dehydration. Muscles and joints can feel pain and you may experience backache when you haven’t had enough water
- Water can be an aid in weight loss by helping to increase your metabolism rate. Water also helps to lose weight because “thirst” can be misinterpreted by your body as “hunger” and cause you to eat unnecessarily. As such, drinking water instead of juice and soda can help to regulate your appetite.
- Water is vital in regulating your body’s temperature
- Drinking water is the best preventive measure for kidney stones, as water lowers the risk of crystal precipitation and helps to wash out any small stones that do form. Moreover, there is some evidence that women with high water intakes have a reduced level of lower urinary tract cancers and colon cancer.
- Water saves you money! Water is cheaper than other sources of fluid.