Importance of drinking enough water every day
Do you love to drink plain water? How many glasses of water can you drink in a day? If you are not an avid water drinker, you better take the action now! Because there are a lot of health benefits that water can give to our body and also there are many diseases that your body will experience when your intake is insufficient. Water helps to maintain the balance of body fluids. Together with food, it helps in the proper absorption of nutrients that is needed by our body. Do you often feel thirsty? If so, you may want to drink enough water starting now. Thirst is a sign that you’re on the way to dehydration already. When you are outside, make sure to carry with you a water bottle, so you can drink easily.
The following are the benefits of drinking water, according to our health source:
- It helps in rehydrating our body. Helps promote weight loss, with proper diet.
- Helps the body to flush away toxins and helps the kidneys in functioning well.
- It improves skin appearance.
- It helps in digestion
- It relieves headache
- Helps to balance blood sugar levels.
- Helps in excretion of waste through perspiration, urination, and defecation/passing of stool.
- Helps to boost energy
- Lubricates and cushions your joints.
- Protects the spinal cord and other sensitive tissue.
Make sure that you drink only safe water or potable water such as distilled, purified or mineral water. Do not drink contaminated water. There are countries that can drink water directly in their faucet because it is safe, but there are also countries that cannot drink directly to the faucet because it is unsafe and may cause harm.
Our body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, that’s why we should drink more. To maintain hydration, you can also eat or add in your diet fruits that are high in water content, such foods are watermelon, melon, oranges, tomatoes, celery etc. The recommended water intake a day is about 8 to 10 glasses of water, and that should be plain water alone.
The following are some problems that may occur if you don’t drink enough water:
- Constipation or difficulty in passing stool.
- Dull skin
- Problems in body temperature
- Occurrence of many diseases
You need water most specially if you are in a hot climate. When you are physically active, athlete, or you play outdoor games, when you are experiencing fever, diarrhea, and vomiting because you lose body fluids, so you have to drink water to avoid dehydration. Choose to drink water instead of sweetened beverages such as soft drinks, fruit drinks, sodas etc. You will not only save money but will also save you from calories and diseases.
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