Let’s talk about water

The human body is made mainly from water. It is in fact made from 55% to 78% water, and it varies on the size of a person. Consuming enough water is not only completely necessary but also has very health benefits.  It is the most natural and healthy liquid possible, with no fat, sugar, carbohydrates or calories. The amount of water that a person drinks daily plays a large role in their health. Professionals suggest that people drink anywhere from eight to ten glasses of water daily in order to stay healthy.

One of the benefits of water is that it can relieve fatigue. If you feel tired very often, it is very likely that you have not been drinking enough water, and therefore your body is not working as well as it should.

Fatigue is actually one of the initial symptoms of dehydration.  When the body does not have enough water, the blood volume drops and makes the heart pump blood much harder into the bloodstream. Other important organs as well do not work as well.

Drinking enough water can also improve your mood. Even slight levels of dehydration can reduce your mood as well as your ability to think. The color of your urine is a good way to indicate how hydrate you are, with the lighter the color the more hydrated you are. Water can also help with migraines and headaches and is the most recommended thing to do when in such a situation is to drink water, since they are often caused by dehydration. Water can reduce the intensity and well as the length of the pain.

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In addition, water helps with constipation and digestion, by improving how to gastrointestinal tract functions.  Drinking enough water will also increase your metabolism and assist the bottom in breaking food down. It has also been found that drinking two glasses of water before a meal can help reduce your appetite and therefore help you lose weight.  It also increases your metabolism which helps eliminate and breakdown fat cells.  Furthermore, drinking water is a calorie-free alternative to all other sugary beverages.

Water also serves as a wonderful detoxifier and assists in flushing toxins out of your body, mainly through urine and sweat.   It helps kidney function and can help reduce kidney stones. However it is important not to overdo it and drink too much water, which can reduce your kidney’s ability to filter waste, but reaching this point is not very common at all. Sufficient amounts of water can also regulate body temperature.  Having a regulated body temperature can further help you feel more energetic during exercise.  It can also make your muscles and joints more lubricated and help avoid sprains or cramps.

Water will allow the body to stay hydrated as well as increase capillary blood flow, and thus promoting healthier and more youthful skin. The skin will look fresh and moisturized with far less scars, wrinkles, acne and overall experience fewer effects of aging. Another sign that you are not drinking enough water is bad breathe, since water keeps your mouth moist and cleans food bacteria.