You know and I know that water is good for the human body, but with the stress of day-to-day life, it’s often so easy for us to forget this or simply take it for granted. Often also, we end up consuming too much of other liquids – coffee, tea, sodas, juices – and neglect life-giving water. Just to help get and keep you on track, here are 10 great reasons to drink water:
1. It’s good for weight loss. Want to lose weight? Water has zero calories and is an excellent appetite suppressant. Water has zero fat, zero calories, zero carbs and zero sugar. Drink lots of it (instead of carbonated and sugary drinks) and you’ll certainly help your weight-loss efforts.
2. It keeps your heart healthy. Did you know that a six-year study which was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology in 2002, found that persons who drink more than 5 glasses of water a day were 41% less likely to die from a heart attack (during the study period) than persons who drank less than two glasses. Keep your heart healthy, drink water.
3. It keeps you hydrated. If you’re thirsty, it means you’re dehydrated, and this can sap your energy and make you feel lethargic (among other negative side effects). There’s no better way to stay hydrated than to drink water.
4. Cure that headache. Did you know that a symptom of dehydration is headaches. Many times when humans have headaches, it’s simply because he/she did not drink enough water.
5. Keep your skin healthy and beautiful. Drinking water can have amazing effects on your skin. Want that healthy glow, drink water.
6. It helps your digestive system. In order to properly digest food, the human body needs copious amounts of water. Water can also help soothe stomach acid problems, and did you know that water along with fiber can cure constipation (which is often as a result of dehydration).
7. It cleanses your body. Yes, the human body uses water to help flush out toxins and waste products.
8. Reduce your cancer risk. Did you know that drinking a healthy amount of water has been shown to lead to a reduction in the risk of colon cancer by 45%, and by 50% for bladder cancer. Potentially it could also (reportedly) reduce the risk of breast cancer.