We have all heard that we should be drinking water regularly, but do we really know why? Let’s find out-
· To assist with weight loss
Drinking water before you eat can fill you up a little so that you are more inclined to eat less, therefore reducing your calorie intake. The zero calorie wonder can also increase metabolism and supress your appetite. So if your craving things that you know you should be keeping away from, whether it’s the sweet chocolate biscuits or the fat filled bacon sandwich- try reaching for a glass of H20 instead. Chances are, you won’t be feeling for any unnecessary snacks once you’ve had a glass of the good stuff. Drinking ice-cold water is also good for your weight loss, since your body will have to use calories whilst working hard to warm it up.
· Increased brain power
Not only is water good for your body, but it also does wonders for your brain as well. Since the brain is made up of around 75% water, it makes sense that drinking more of it will keep your mind healthy, alert and refreshed.
· Increased energy levels
Increasing your water intake will give your energy levels a real boost. Water is needed for your organs to function at the correct pace, which is why being de-hydrated can make you feel tired. Water is needed to help the body perform tasks such as flushing out waste and circulating nutrients around the body and in the blood.
· Improves appearance
Drinking water is great for the appearance of your skin. It can work wonders in terms of clearing spots and also reduces wrinkles! Not only is it good for your skin but drinking water can also make your eyes appear brighter. So there you have it, water has its benefits for you inside and out.
· Positive impact on immune system
As we mentioned earlier, water is needed for your body to function properly. When your body is working well, you are less likely to become ill or weak. Drinking good old H2O also keeps you clean. When your eyes and mouth are hydrated to the correct level, it means that dirt is washed out and infections will be prevented.
· Helps keep joints in good working order
Drinking water provides your joints with natural lubrication, preventing joint problems or assisting those with conditions such as arthritis to have relieved pressure.
· Natural medicine
The next time you have a headache, try drinking a glass of water before heading for the pill cabinet. Dehydration is a regular cause of headaches, so drinking water regularly will either prevent them from occurring in the first place or take away the pain, without the need for a paracetomol.
· A natural anti-depressant
Since we have summed up some of the main benefits, it makes sense that if you drink the correct amount of water you will feel great. With a fully functioning brain, no illness or fatigue, super energy levels and fantastic looking skin why wouldn’t you feel happy?
So there we have it- drink water to feel epic all round!