Our bodies are 60% water, which is a big number if you really stop to consider it. We’ve compiled the top 8 health benefits of drinking water throughout the day – read on to find out what they are.
#1 Maintain Your Body’s Fluid Balance
The 60% of our body that’s composed of water covers digestion, nutrient absorption, blood circulation and so much more. When you’re dehydrated, your brain triggers the body’s thirst mechanism, which reduces these key activities in your body until you’re rehydrated. Keeping your body’s fluid balance normal means everything operates at the right speed to keep you feeling healthy.
#2 Control Your Body Weight
Replace your sugar-y drinks with sparkling water. Cutting out these high-calorie beverages will reduce your daily calorie intake and keep you feeling great. Another reason water helps with body weight is because it controls your hunger – water makes you feel full. Next time you’re hungry, even though you just ate, grab a glass of water instead. (Or try drinking a glass of water before a big meal, you’ll find you eat less).
#3 Energize Your Muscles
One cause of muscle fatigue is dehydration – the cells in your muscle tissue shrink due to an imbalance of electrolytes and fluids. Keep your muscles energized by drinking a glass of water 2 hours before exercise and by staying hydrated while you workout.
#4 Keep Your Mind Alert & Focussed
Water is essential for brain function – it is stored in the neurons that flash about in your cranium and keep the brain from overheating (this is why when you’re dehydrated you could feel dizzy and tired – your brain is telling you it’s overheating). Staying hydrated and drinking enough water throughout the day keeps your brain running like a well-oiled machine and makes you more alert and focussed.
#5 Cleanse Your Skin of Toxins
We all want young, smooth, clear skin. While the beauty products, moisturizers and creams all help, one of the best things you can do for your skin is drink enough water every day. Water helps flush out the toxins that cause your skin to swell up, clogging the pores. It also keeps the skin smooth, as dehydration causes your skin to shrivel.
#6 Boost Your Immune System
A properly hydrated body is better prepared to fight illness. Your blood, after all, is a fluid… and your white blood cells will need to get to the source illness in order to help! Water helps prevent illness from occurring in the first place.
#7 Flush Your System
Your kidneys play a huge role in sifting out toxins from you body through waste and urine. Water plays a huge role in this process, keeping everything moving and helping to, well, flush things out.
#8 Improve Your Overall Well-being
Water is amazing – it does all of these things and, for some reason, it also puts you in a good mood. It eases aches and pains, relieves headaches, gives you that extra boost of energy. It’s amazing! Imagine what you could do with a never-ending supply of clean, filtered chilled or sparkling water.
As you now know, staying hydrated throughout the day is very important, but it can be difficult. Often, water will taste chlorinated or chemically; some filtered waters even leave a dry pasty feeling in your mouth – not very refreshing and not that enticing! To add a bit of excitement to your water, and ensure that each and every glass is pure and delicious, ask for Naturizzata water by name at your local dining establishment, gym, spa or office centre.
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