We all know how water is one of the best things you can put into your system. We often take for granted what a miracle water is. It’s in every single part of our body, making sure things keep moving. The smallest of cells need water to function. You’ll notice that many people are opting to go on a sort of water cleanse where the only beverage they drink is water. This may seem impossible, especially for all our caffeine and sugar addicts out there, but the pros definitely outweigh the cons. Turns out, it can do wonders for your health. Here’s how.
1. Younger Looking Skin
Your skin is one area that really needs hydration. Drinking lots of water can replenish collagen and make your face look fuller. Thanks to this, water can tighten your skin and make wrinkles and under-eye bags seem less apparent. If you have problems with acne or zits, water can clear
2. Improved Cognitive Performance
You’ve heard that water makes up most of our body. The brain is no different. Our brains are roughly 73% water and it definitely needs that water to work properly.1 This is because all that water carries the oxygen our brain runs on.You’ll be pleased to know that drinking water can actually significantly improve cognitive performance.2 It’s true. Water makes you smarter!
3. Flushed Out Toxins
The excess water in our body
4. Improved Digestion
Water helps maintain digestive functions by breaking down food along with other digestive juices. It also helps the body absorb nutrients more effectively. If you are constipated, it may be a sign that you do not have enough water in your diet because it’s what keeps bowel movements regular.
5. Improved Immunity
Water is an
6. Better Heart Health
Your heart is also roughly 73% water, which means, like every other part of the body, it needs water to function efficiently.3 But water can also help in other ways. Just as sodium can make your blood thicker and make it harder for your heart to pump, water helps thin out your blood. Studies show that people who drink 5 or more glasses of water a day are 41% less likely to suffer from a heart attack.4
7. Weight Loss
You may notice after a few days of starting this new regime, you might gain a few pounds because of water retention. Once this period passes, you’ll actually notice yourself shedding weight instead. Water helps you lose weight in two ways. Firstly, it boosts your metabolism. And secondly, water acts as a natural appetite suppressant. Drinking one or two glasses of water before a meal will make you feel fuller and eat less. Not to mention, you’ll be avoiding all the calories you would otherwise get from fruit juices, alcohol, and drinks with added sugar.
8. Saves Money
This one is the least
9. Improves Mood
Increasing water intake has been proven to improve mood. More water can keep you calm, satisfied, content and help you feel more positive. Researchers also found that reducing water intake has the opposite effect.5 So next you feel a little cranky, fatigued, or just stressed, try drinking a glass or two of plain old water.
It may be difficult to stay away from every other drink,
|↑1||The water in you. United States Geological Survey.|
|↑2||Edmonds, Caroline J., Rosanna Crombie, and Mark R. Gardner. “Subjective thirst moderates changes in speed of responding associated with water consumption.” Frontiers in human neuroscience 7 (2013).|
|↑3||The water in you. United States Geological Survey.|
|↑4||Chan, Jacqueline, Synnove F. Knutsen, Glen G.
|↑5||Pross, Nathalie, Agnès Demazières, Nicolas Girard, Romain Barnouin, Déborah Metzger, Alexis Klein, Erica Perrier, and Isabelle Guelinckx. “Effects of changes in water intake on mood of high and low drinkers.” PLoS One 9, no. 4 (2014): e94754.|