Most people vow to drink more water after a long, overindulging holiday season. After all, it fills you up, keeps you hydrated, and is just what your doctor recommends, right? Well, there’s more than a few good reasons to up your intake of water this year. Here are some lesser known benefits of drinking eight glasses of water every day.
Your body is water
Well, at least it’s mostly water–sixty percent, roughly. This means that a water shortage directly impacts everything your body does, from digestion to creating energy. Keep hydrated to keep the machine that is your body working more efficiently.
Water for weight loss
Want to lose a few pounds? Drink more water. Replacing sugary drinks with water not only reduces the number of calories you consume in a day, it also helps you feel full and keeps you hydrated. Even swapping diet drinks for water has a benefit, since studies have shown that artificial sweeteners can boost your cravings for sugary snacks.
Drinking water has another beautiful benefit that most people overlook. It helps to flush toxins out of the body that trigger acne breakouts. This means you could see a reduction in acne breakouts and healthier, glowing skin that’s full of moisture.
Natural energy drink
Drinking water can help fight fatigue, particularly if it’s caused by dehydration. So, instead of reaching for coffee first thing in the morning, grab a cup of H2O instead and give your body the refreshing boost it needs to start the day.
Struggling to focus? Try drinking a glass of cold water. A cool, refreshing drink could help you become more alert and focused while doing some tasks.
Keep aches and pains away
Dehydration can lead to pain in your joints and muscles, so instead of reaching for over the counter pain meds, try drinking more water. You may be able to stop pain before it starts with proper hydration, so get your eight glasses a day in, every day.
Drink a glass of water after every alcoholic beverage, then another before you go to bed. Hangovers are primarily caused by dehydration, so beat them with plenty of water.
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