Importance of Water
I take the expression “you are what you drink” almost literally, since about 70 per cent of our bodies are made up of water and about 90 per cent of our blood supply is water.
Control Hunger and Weight
Water is one of the most important things for your body, as every single cell in your body uses water and every bodily function needs water to work properly. Water also helps your body maintain its optimal temperature, digest food and convert it to energy, get rid of waste and avoid constipation. Plus, water helps control hunger by filling you up, so if you want to lose or maintain your weight, drink more water.
Look Younger, Be Healthier
But that’s not all! Drinking a lot of water helps you look younger and healthier too. Water gets rid of toxins and impurities in your body, and plumps up your skin cells giving you a clear glowing complexion and better muscle tone.
When you don’t get enough water, dehydration rears its ugly head. Dehydration occurs when your body doesn’t have enough water. It happens when you sweat a lot through exercise or because of heat, and do not replace the water you lose. Drinking a lot of coffee and alcohol can also cause dehydration, because they are diuretics and they deplete the body of water. Symptoms of mild dehydration are fatigue, headache, irritability, and constipation.
Be “Water Aware”
The amount of water needed varies from person to person depending on their weight and activity level. But aim to drink about two litres of water a day. Try keeping track of how much you drink in a day; you may find you are not getting nearly enough. In other words, be “water aware”.
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