Thursday, July 25, 2013

5 Beauty Benefits of Drinking Water


Your hair, skin, body, and mind will thank you for choosing to indulge in this superpower beverage that we all take for granted so often. Approximately 70% of our body’s mass is made of water and according to a number of doctors, drinking a total of eight glasses of water a day fulfills the necessary requirement of this liquid our body demands.  With a percentage that high, you can only imagine how necessary water is to our bodies in order to properly function and be our best selves.

Benefits

1. Control Calories with Water Intake
More and more, dieters are incorporating drinking water into their meal plans. Water is an excellent substitute for many high caloric beverages, like soda. According to WebMD, Researchers in Germany report that water consumption increases the rate at which people burn calories. When you consume water with your food it helps you feel full faster and naturally which in turn gives your digestive system a break and a chance for your body to better absorb what it is that you are eating. Research shows that drinking water about 20 minutes before meals reduces the amount of calories a person eats by 75%. Drinking plenty of water also prevents fluid retention, because your body won't try to retain water if it's getting enough. Fluid retention results in unnecessary added weight that can easily be shed by adding water to your daily life.

2.  Healthy, Smooth, and Younger Looking Skin
Water is absorbed by your cells and your cells make better skin, increasing elasticity, and prevents dryness by detoxifying the skin. Water is a perfect replacement for your expensive skin creams and aging treatments. It moisturizes your skin and keeps it fresh and glistening thereby enhancing its overall appeal. Drinking enough water can also combat skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, wrinkles and spots.

3. Be Happier, Be Smarter, Be More Productive at Work
Dehydration can cause serious irritability. The more water you drink the more your mood will improve- water lubricates the brain allowing it to properly function and help you be at your best. Drinking water can increase your cognitive function. Your brain needs a lot of oxygen in order to function at optimum levels. Drinking plenty of water ensures that your brain gets all the oxygen it needs. Drinking eight to ten cups of water per day can improve your levels of cognitive performance by as much as 30%! Since Your brain is mostly made up of water, drinking water helps you think better, be more alert and more concentrated.

4. Natural Remedy for Headaches
Drinking water helps to relieve headache and back pains due to dehydration. Although many reasons contribute to headache, dehydration is the common one.

5.  More Likely to Feel Healthy, Less Likely to Get Sick
Drinking plenty of water helps fight against flu and other ailments like kidney stones and heart attack. Water removes toxins and most of the waste products from our body contributing to a healthy quality of life.  Drinking water can improve your immune system overall.

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