The Benefits of Water
By Sara Butler
Water – it’s simply the best. It’s nature’s best drink and is readily available for most people. Still, in the United States, it’s estimated that 75 percent of people are dehydrated almost all the time. People simply aren’t drinking enough of the good stuff every day. If you need a little boost to get your daily water intake up, here are some of the health benefits of drinking water.
It’s Your Body’s Superhero
Water does more than just quench that thirst, it also helps your body to regulate its temperature and keep all the tissues in your body moist. You may notice that if you are dehydrated, your lips, mouth, and eyes may feel dry. Well, other parts of your body you can’t see and feel are also not adequately hydrated, such as your brain, bones, and even your blood. Your body needs water to feed tissue, deliver important nutrients, lubricate joints, and protect your spinal cord. It’s pretty darn important!
It’s a Garbage Collector
When you get enough water then your body can easily excrete waste that it needs to through sweat, urine, and feces. Your liver and kidneys, along with your intestines, use water to flush waste out of your body. All those popular detoxes you’ve heard about? You don’t need to do them, you simply need to drink enough water every day so your body can take care of the waste and get it out of your body.
It’s a Mover
Getting enough water every day can also help with digestion. The digestive process starts in your mouth with your saliva, and water is the main component of that. The enzymes in saliva help to break food down so your body can begin to absorb the important nutrients in it. If you don’t get enough water, then you don’t have enough saliva to start the breakdown process – which gets the entire digestive process off to a bad start.
It’s the Ultimate Hydrator
Your body is constantly losing fluid, but you can help to replenish what you’re losing by simply drinking water. This is especially true if you’re sick since you’ll need to increase your water intake in order to keep your body functioning and get it on the road to recovery.
So, are you going to start drinking more water? Start right now!
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