Has it occurred to you today that you are thirsty? Did you know that by the time you experience the thirsty sensation, you are actually dehydrated. That thirsty feeling is your body needing to be re-hydration. Most of us already know that drinking water is important, but making sure you drink enough water all year round is another story, isn’t it!
Over the last few years I have really come to terms with the miracle that is WATER and I now realise that water really should be our Best Friend Forever!
The Top 10 amazing things that water does for our bodies, inside and out.
1. Water saves you money!
Water is FREE! Even if you choose filtered water, it’s STILL cheaper than the alternatives!
2. Water helps satisfy hunger.
Water has no fat, no calories, no carbs and no sugar .. so not surprisingly it is one of the best ingredients for weight loss. Did you realize that often when we think we are hungry, we’re actually thirsty. By having a drink of water first, you’ll be less likely to over indulge.
3. Water keeps your skin young.
Do you rely on expensive creams and treatments? Drinking water is one of the best things you can do to keep your skin fresh and glowing. Drinking water ensures that nutrients are delivered to our skin cells keeping them hydrated and plump which leads to firmer youthful looking skin. You’ll have to admit it’s the best anti ageing treatment there is!
4. Water is a natural headache remedy.
If you suffer from headaches, one of the causes may be that you are not drinking enough water. Keeping hydrated can help to prevent or even alleviate a headache.
5. Water gives you energy.
Daily hydration is important, but drinking extra fluids is extremely important during and after exercise. Dehydration can lead to weakness, fatigue and dizziness.
6. Water boosts our immune system.
When you are hydrated you are less likely to get sick. Drinking plenty of water helps fight against colds, flu, and other minor ailments.
7. Water balances our moods.
When your body is functioning at its best, you’ll not only feel good but you will be happy! Who doesn’t want to feel happy?
8. Water speeds up your metabolism.
Water is the primary mode of transportation for nutrients in the body and is essential for proper circulation. It has been proven that people who drink enough water have a faster metabolism.
9. Water can reduce joint and back pain.
Water can help lubricate your joints, alleviate your pain and get you moving.
10. Water helps with kidney and bowel function.
Good hydration helps our kidneys do their job of cleansing our body of toxins. The more yellow your urine is may mean you haven’t been drinking enough water. Constipation can result when you don’t drink enough water.
BASICALLY, WE NEED WATER TO SURVIVE!
Did you know we will only live a few days without water – so you can understand why WATER ranks pretty high on my BFF list.
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