People have been saying this for years; water is extremely beneficial for your body and mind. On top of that it’s free and for the most part easily accessible. If you didn’t already know – our brains are 90% water, our body is about 70% water, and the majority of our cells and blood in our body is made up of water. Without it we wouldn’t be able to function and cease to exist.
It has been suggested that about 8-10 (8oz) glasses a day are to be consumed. Or it is also suggested that you can take your body weight (in pounds), divide it in half – which will then give you the amount of ounces you should drink. Mostly importantly listen to your body and what it’s needs are and drink based on that. As an added plus, water has no calories, fat, carbohydrates or sugar.
For some the taste of water can be slightly off-putting, in which case try adding a squirt of lemon or lime, a dash of ginger, some fresh mint, or cucumber/fruit slices. These ingredients are great to add and lemon and ginger have also been known to have amazing health benefits as well.
Some key reasons and benefits as to why drinking the proper amount of water is important:
1. Increases Energy & Relieves Fatigue
2. Promotes Weight Loss
3. Flushes Out Toxins
4. Improves Skin Complexion & Signs of Aging
5. Maintains Regularity & Digestion
6. Boosts Immune System
7. Natural Headache & Migraine Remedy
8. Helps prevent and aids in Cramps & Sprains
9. Mood Booster & helps with mindfulness/clarity
10. Saves Money
11. Keeps you Hydrated
12. Kidney Function
13. Hangover Help