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 shift now in drinking plain water. Because there are a lot of health benefits water can give to our body and also there are a lot of 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. Are you feeling thirsty always? 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 defacation/passing of stool.
- Helps to boost energy
- Lubricates and cussions 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 or a lot of 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, and etc. The recommended water intake a day is about 8 to 10 glasses of water, and that should be plain water alone. Just like eating food drinking too much can also cause some health problems so be sure not to drink also too much water. The following are some problems if you don’t drink enough water:
- Constipation or difficulty in passing stool.
- Dull skin
- Fatigue, feeling tired always
- Problems in body temperature
- Occurance of many diseases
You need water most specially if you are in a hot climate area, 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 in order to avoid dehydration. Choose to drink water instead of sweetened beverages/those with high sugar content, such as soft drinks, fruit drinks, sodas and etc. You will not only save money but will also save you from calories and diseases.