I have always heard that there are a ton of benefits to drinking enough water every day.
As I looked into the topic I found a lot more benefits then I thought I would. I can now understand why in many cultures water is a symbol of life. I don’t think I fully appreciated, before now, the vital role water plays in keeping every function of our body working properly.
Here are my top 6 compelling reason to drink enough water every day:
1-Water helps you stay youthful looking
Drinking enough water moisturizes your skin, reduces fine lines, and helps with your complexion (i.e. less blemishes)and increases skin elasticity. So if you want to look younger longer, make sure you drink up!
2- Water helps you lose weight
Water is a natural appetite suppressor. It helps flush out toxins which helps your liver and kidney function properly increasing your body’s natural metabolism. (AKA drinking proper amounts of water each day will help you lose weight!)
3-Water helps you tone muscle
Did you know that your muscle tissue is 75% water? Which is why it makes sense that you need to stay properly hydrated in order to build and tone muscle. You can learn more about the relationship of Water and building muscle at Muscle Hack.
4-Water helps Boost your Energy
Drinking enough water helps your heart to pump your blood (which carries necessary oxygen and nutrients to your body’s cells) more efficiently. This is why dehydration makes you feel tired and sluggish.
5- Water helps with Digestion
Your body needs water to break down your food, and flush the human waste out of your body. Dehydration leads to water retention, bloating, and even constipation.
6- Water helps prevent Headaches
A common type of headache is called a dehydration headache. In a study about dehydration headaches patients reported that they experienced total relief within 30 minutes of drinking 2 cups of water.
How much water should you be drinking each day? Check out this nifty Hydration Calculator and find out.