Our bodies are around 60% water.

It is commonly recommended to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water.
However this number varies depending on activity level, age, and how much water people are consuming in coffee, tea, or water-rich veggies and fruit. 

So help put the sugary stuff to the side and make water the number one drink of choice. The benefits really are endless. (Just take a look!)

Here are the top 10 health benefits of drinking water.
1. Relieves Fatigue
If you often feel tired, there is a high chance that it could be due to inadequate consumption of water which makes the body function less efficiently. In fact, fatigue is one of the first signs of dehydration.
 Thus, drinking adequate water can help your body function better and reduce fatigue.
2. Improves Mood
Research indicates that mild dehydration  can negatively affect your mood and ability to think.
The color of your urine is a good indicator of your level of hydration. The lighter the color the better the level of hydration and vice versa.
3. Treats Headaches and Migraines
If you have a headache or migraine, the first thing that you can do to get some relief is drink plenty of water. Headaches and migraines are often caused by dehydration.

4. Helps in Digestion and Constipation
Water also improves the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract. This helps in digestion and prevents constipation. Inadequate water in the body often results in constipation as the colon pulls water from the stools to maintain hydration, thereby making them harder and difficult to pass.
Drinking sufficient water boosts your metabolism and helps the body properly break down food. This helps your digestive system work well and promotes regular bowel movements. Warm water, in particular, is good for digestive health.
5. Aids Weight Loss
In a clinical trial, scientists found that drinking two eight-ounce glasses of water prior to meals can help suppress appetite and hence support your weight loss efforts. When you drink water, it fills your stomach and reduces the tendency to eat more.
Plus, it helps increase the rate at which the body burns fat, and promotes the breakdown and elimination of fat cells.

6. Flushes Out Toxins
Water is an excellent detoxifier as it helps flush out toxins from your body and get rid of waste primarily through sweat and urine.
It also promotes kidney function and reduces kidney stones by diluting the salts and minerals in urine that cause kidney stones.

7. Gives you Sparkly eyes!

8. Promotes Healthy Skin
Water keeps the body well hydrated which promotes healthier and younger-looking skin. Water helps replenish skin tissues, moisturizes skin and increases the elasticity in your skin.
When the body gets enough water, your skin will feel moisturized and it will look fresh, soft, glowing and smooth. Also, water helps prevent and treat soft lines, scars, acne, wrinkles and other aging symptoms.

9. Water Helps to Exercise Better
If we do not stay hydrated, physical performance can suffer. This can lead to altered body temperature control, reduced motivation, increased fatigue and make exercise feel much more difficult, both physically and mentally. So, if you exercise intensely and tend to sweat, then staying hydrated can help you perform at your absolute best.

10. Hydration Has a Major Effect on Energy Levels and Brain Function
Studies show that even mild dehydration can impair many aspects of brain function.

1. Drink a glass of water immediately you wake up.
2. Drink a glass of water 30 mins before every meal (This will help control appetite, too..)
3. Replace Coke and alcoholic beverages with water.
4. Drink cold water to speed up your metabolism.
5. Reduce your salt intake in order to lose water weight quickly.
6. Drink at least 2-4 litres of water everyday.
7. Get in the habit of keeping a water bottle on hand at all times. 
8. And if the taste beings to bore, spice up the taste buds with a squeeze of citrus (lemon,oranges are my fav flavours) or a slice of cucumber or any fruit of your choice to the glass! 
The color of your urine determines how dehydrated you are. (study the above image).
I'm not saying you should gulp down a gallon of water at once. Have a small bottle of water with you and take a sip every now and then.

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  1. Thank you for sharing this. This is the reminder I need. My skin glows whenever I increase my water intake, dunno why I ever stopped *sigh*

  2. great blog :)


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