Benefits of Drinking Water
Water is life, we all know that. And without this liquid, no living being will survive on the planet.
Some Facts About Water
- Our blood is 90% water.
- There is no agreed quantity of how much water needs to be consumed each day.
- Water is essential for all body parts to work properly.
- Dehydration makes skin vulnerable to disorders and wrinkling.
- Drinking water and not a soda can help lose weight without exercise.
Although most people know the importance of water, still drinking enough of it is not in many people’s list of priorities.
Let’s see what happens when we don’t drink enough water or drink more than our body needs in a short video below:
As you saw, water brings balance to your body. Some of your organs need it more than others.
And it is necessary to drink enough of it even if you are not feeling thirsty especially in the winter season.
Top 10 Benefits of Drinking Water:
Although it has several health benefits, to keep it concise listed below are the top 10 reasons why you need to drink water:
1. Saliva and Mucus
Saliva has 2 benefits:
- helps in food digestion
- keeps your mouth, nose and eyes moist
Not only that, but it also keeps the mouth clean as well as prevents friction and damage.
Make drinking enough water a habit instead of sweetened beverages, and get an additional benefit of reduced chances of tooth decay.
2. Joints lubrication
Our joints and disks in the spine contain around 80% water.
Long-term dehydration can decrease your joints’ ability to absorb shock, and it can lead to joint pain.
3. Skin Health and Beauty
Dehydration can lead to skin disorders and premature wrinkling.
Drinking enough water will save you from dryness, flakiness, fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.
4. Oxygen carrier
Blood carries oxygen around the body and itself blood is 90% water.
As a result, it is important to drink enough water so that oxygen can better wonder around your body and give happiness to the organs.
Check out the video Illustration of oxygen’s complex journey throughout the body:
5. Flush Body waste
Water is important for the process of sweating and the removal of urine and 💩
Your body needs to be detoxed regularly to flush all the fluids and it is not necessarily only water that can do it.
Check out a short video on how to detox your body:
6. Blood Pressure Maintenance
Lack of water can thick the blood and as a result, increase the blood pressure.
Other than water, see what Cleveland Clinic recommend as a natural remedy to prevent high blood pressure and replace medicine:
7. Minerals and Nutrients Accessibility
Minerals and Nutrients dissolve in water, it makes it possible for them to reach different parts of the body.
8. Boost Exercise Performance
Scientists have said that drinking more water can possibly increase performance in Exercise.
Although it needs further research to confirm this, a review found that dehydration reduces performance in activities that are longer than 30 minutes.
9. Prevent Kidney Damage
Our kidneys regulate fluids in the body. Not enough water can damage the regulation of kidneys and can cause kidney stones.
10. Water Regulates body temperature
Water from the middle layers of skin comes to the surface in the form of sweat when the body heats up.
With evaporation, that sweat cools the body.
Scientists have suggested that when there is not enough water in your body, the heat storage increases and an individual is less likely to tolerate the heat strain.
With a lot of water in your body, you may reduce physical strain in case of heat stress during the workout. However, a lot more research is required for these effects to be proved right.