Want to promote healthy skin and proper digestion? Interested in a natural detoxifier? Water is a basic necessity. The body is more than two-thirds water, and keeping it hydrated is vital. Other reasons to have water as a regular part of your day include:
Healthy blood and bones.
Toxin elimination. Skip the fancy (and costly) detox plans. Plain water naturally helps remove toxins through the lymphatic system, intestines and kidneys. I just saved you hundreds of dollars – you’re welcome
Lubricated joints. Water helps protect against wear and tear and can even help reduce joint pain.
Proper digestion. Water helps prevent constipation by adding softness to stools and fluid to the colon.
Alertness. Even minor dehydration can lead to headaches, irritability, impaired concentration and fatigue. The human brain is 85 percent water; keeping it hydrated is essential for proper functioning. This happens to my husband all the time. He complains of a headache and I ask him to drink 1-2 glasses of water right away. Within 15 minutes, his headache disappears.
Healthy skin. Water hydrates from the inside out, helping to maintain elasticity of the skin.
The standard recommendation is to drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses a day. I don’t know that such a high volume is essential for everyone; however, I do know you need to drink throughout the day – this is easier if you keep a large glass or glass water bottle handy at all times. If you work in an office, carry around a glass water bottle and take it to meetings. You’ll not only make sure you’re hydrated but positively influence your co-workers to do the same! I have always recommended drinking high-quality water from a trustworthy source, or, if possible, getting a water-purification system for your home. If you are trying to wean yourself from soda, consider switching it out for sparkling water with a lime as a refreshing, healthful alternative.