Fact Sheet:13 Reasons Drinking Water is Good for For You

By July 18, 2017Healthy Eating, Self Care
Drinking Water is Good for For You

Did you know that your body contains about 60% water? It’s in every cell! Aside from being one of the building blocks of our life, water has many benefits for your health. Here are a few:

Studies suggest a link between hydration and

  • Low anxiety
  • Calmer mood
  • Sharpened thinking skills
  • Better memory
  • Improved motivation
  • Faster problem-solving skills

And that’s just the beginning. Here are even more reasons drinking water is good for for you.

  • No more bad breath: Drinking water prevents dry mouth and throat, which is one of the primary causes of bad breath. Life won’t leave a bad taste in your mouth if you drink more water.
  • All smiles: Increased hydration has been linked to cavity prevention, while lack thereof has been linked to a higher incidence of cavities.
  • Heart healthy: Increased hydration leads to greater blood volume. When your heart doesn’t have to work as hard to get oxygen to your cells, your overall cardiovascular health improves. That improved heart health also makes exercise and routine physical activity a lot easier to do without struggling.
  • Stay cool: Your body cools off by expanding blood vessels close to the surface of the skin. Drinking more water helps that to happen at a lower environmental temperature, so you cool off faster.
  • Work Smarter: Remember, water is in every single cell you have– and that includes the ones in your muscle tissue, The more hydrated you are, the better your muscles perform. Your joints stay healthy longer, and any waste excreted is removed faster so your body works more efficiently.
  • Looking good: Drinking more water leads to a healthier, more supple complexion– thanks to the increased skin elasticity that comes with dehydration.
  • Detox (Really!): You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on fad detoxes. Water will do the job for you. Hydration improves kidney function, which means that your kidneys do a better job of flushing toxins from your body. Hydration also decreases the risk of kidney stones and urinary tract infections.

Next time you have a nice, cold glass of water,  raise a glass to your health!

 

What health benefits have you observed from drinking more water?