Water is just awesome! Most people aren’t familiar with all of the amazing benefits that come from drinking water every day. Whether you have one glass a day or several, it’s important to care for your body by giving it what it needs regularly. Water is important to the human body, and should be consumed daily. In fact, experts recommend everyone drink 8 glasses (8 oz) of water each day. Not convinced? The CGS Team is sharing 8 reasons to start drinking more water, starting now!
8 reasons to start drinking more water
Helps with Calorie Control
Sometimes drinking a glass of water or two can help you feel fuller. Drinking a glass of water before you eat helps prevent excessive calorie intake. Most of the time when you think you’re hungry, you’re just dehydrated. Try drinking a glass of water 10 minutes before you eat and watch how much less you actually eat! Also, try eating food that has a water base, like a cucumber salad. The calorie intake won’t be as bad compared to eating a slice of pizza.
Balances Bodily Fluids
Consuming at least 6-8 glasses of water a day will help your body keep its natural balance. Every human body is composed of about 60% of water. It’s vital we continue to take care of our bodies by fueling it with the one thing it’s familiar with, which is water. Drinking plenty of water helps maintain the fluids our body already produces. We sometimes take for granted how easily-accessible clean water is, but it’s important we provide our bodies with the correct amount of water intake daily.
Skin Appears Fresher
Water is the secret to all of life’s beauty. Drinking plenty of water helps your skin look radiant. The more water you drink, the less appearance of wrinkles you will see, and potentially have. When you are dehydrated it shows. A lack of water makes your skin look dryer and your wrinkles more noticeable. Water is also great for healthy hair and nails!
Maintains Kidney Function
After a night out of drinking with your friends, the next day can seem like a struggle. That’s because when you consume alcohol, and not enough water, your body becomes dehydrated. Our kidneys are responsible for producing at least 200 quarts of blood each day. In order for our bodies to continue to produce such large amounts of anything, water must be consumed to help with maintaining the function of our kidneys. The kidney organ needs to be supplied with enough fluids to produce enough blood for us to function. Drink up!
Boosts your Brian
The more water you drink, the more fuel your brain gets. Some studies have linked drinking water to thinking greater. Water helps with positive brain growth. It’s always handy to have a bottle near you while at work or while you’re exercising. After drinking water, your brain and your body instantly feels refreshed and ready to go.
Fights off Sickness
Drinking water in your daily routine can help fight off illnesses. Water can help with decongestion, so it’s important to keep in mind whenever you’re feeling sick to drink plenty of water. Water is a great resource for keeping your immune system healthy and working. Surprisingly, water is a great way to give nutrients to your body. Drinking a glass of water when you wake up can help get your day started off right.
Helps Muscles stay Strong
Water is one of the key elements in keeping your muscles looking their best. In order for muscles to grow healthy, water consumption must be a routine in itself. Muscle cells need to be filled with water in order for them to perform. Sugary beverages only defeat the purpose of sculpting your muscles and making them strong, they also don’t help your abs show! When working out, consistently drink water. This will keep you from getting too tired during your work out and will ensure you are keeping your muscles strong and healthy.
Gets Rid of Acne
Most of the time, our pores are clogged with so much junk that acne starts to form. Replacing your favorite soda with water can make a huge difference. Water can flush out all the unwanted waste from our bodies, leaving us feeling great and healthy. Drinking plenty of water is important for our health and for maintaining a healthy glow. If you’re like us and still like that fizz taste, there are plenty of sparkling waters that can give you that great taste without the extra calories. Also, check out 6 Yummy Ways to Flavor Water for a few ideas on sprucing up your water.
Water is one of the most natural forms of keeping our bodies strong and healthy. It does so much for us that sometimes we forget the importance of drinking it. Hopefully today you learned why you need to start drinking more water! How many glasses of water do you drink a day? Do you prefer lemon with your water, or nothing added? Follow us on Twitter and IG @citygirlsavings and stay up to date with the latest trends. Also, like and share our Facebook page! We always love hearing from the CGS community.