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Top 7 Benefits of Drinking Water read

Feb 12 2021

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Water is the most needed but also the most neglected drink. Unless you are involved in some physical activity, a bottle of water remains untouched for most of the day. Additionally, a person loses 2-3 litres of water every day on an average just through breathing, sweating, urination and other daily activities. Therefore, by the end of the day, our body water percentage drops below the ideal mark, as output is more than the intake. Here are seven reasons that perfectly illustrate the importance of drinking water:

HELPS TO MAINTAIN BALANCE OF BODY FLUIDS

The human body is made up of 60% water content. That also happens to be the ideal percentage required to maintain a balance of fluids in our body. By drinking enough water in a day, your body continues functioning properly.

REGULATES BODY’S TEMPERATURE

You must have heard the phrase ‘sweat out the fever’ when you are unwell. While generally regarded as a myth, sweat indeed helps to cool down the body. During a heat wave or a fever, sweating is seen as a good sign. However, it is crucial to replenish the water lost through sweating and stay hydrated.

ASSISTS IN LOSING WEIGHT

One of the benefits of drinking water is that it can help you lose weight and keeping up with a healthy diet. It is very easy to confuse the brain’s thirst signal with the hunger signal, which leads to over-eating. Healthy eating is important but so is drinking lots of water. Instead of reaching out for that plate of food, grab a bottle or glass of water. It fills your stomach, reduces hunger pangs and increases metabolism.

GIVES CLEAR AND BEAUTIFUL SKIN

Health benefits of water also include clear, glowing and soft skin as it flushes out toxins, moisturizes the skin deeply, improves complexion and evens out the skin tone.

AIDS IN BETTER DIGESTION

One of the leading causes of constipation is not drinking enough water. Staying hydrated by sipping water at regular intervals helps to digest food properly, regularise bowel movements, improve metabolism and keep constipation at bay.

CREATES HEALTHY CELLS AND TISSUES

Every cell, organ and tissue of a human body uses water as a fuel to transport nutrients and function effectively. Water also helps to improve bone health and keep joints lubricated. That is why fitness trainers insist on gulping down liquids while working out to prevent cramps and sprains.

IMPROVES IMMUNITY

Health experts often advise us to drink more fluids when one has a cold or flu. If you constantly feel tired, then there are high chances that you are dehydrated. Improved energy levels, better physical performance and better immunity, are some of the many advantages of drinking water.

So, from the next time, instead of grabbing a snack, reach out for a glass of water. Maintain a healthy diet by drinking 6-7 liters of water every day. If you don’t fancy the plain taste, then opt for flavoured ones by adding slices of lemon, berries, cucumber, lemon or orange to a jug of water. You can also benefit from eating fruits and vegetable with high water content and consuming non-alcoholic and low-calorie beverages.

 

 


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