Drinking water is almost a phenomenon. Since being encouraged over and over again to drink 8 glasses per day, it’s unlikely you won’t catch a person without a bottle or two in their bag…and for good reason.
Water makes up 60% of our body weight, increases our energy levels and aids with flushing out toxins, among other things. Being even slightly dehydrated can cause fatigue, causing irritability and loss of concentration. Drinking water also plays a vital role in weight loss. Dehydration is actually a trigger for hunger and can result in overeating.
Water flows, whether it’s in a river or in our bodies. An adequate amount of water intake can help to maintain normal bowel function and prevent constipation. Your kidneys will also thank you by flushing out toxins more easily with the help of water.
On the surface of our bodies, drinking plenty of water can improve skin health. Dehydration leads to dry skin and wrinkles.
The Institute of Medicine has determined that an adequate intake for men is roughly about 13 cups (3 liters) of water per day. For women, the adequate amount is about 9 cups (2.2 liters) of water per day.
If you find your gaze shifting to soda and other beverages, keep in the mind the good water does for you on a daily basis.