Benefits of Drinking Water
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I haven’t had anything to drink other than water since January 15th, 2009.
That’s 39 days.
On January 14th and the decades leading up to it, I probably had 40-80 ounces of soda with very little to no water on a daily basis. I’m your average American when it comes to soda vs. water consumption.
Today I’m proud to say that water is my beverage of choice for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. That’s not including the water bottle I carry to work, or the gym, or at my bedside when I go to sleep every night. My body is now addicted to water and every swig I take makes me want even more.
Weight loss. Water is beneficial for weight loss for a couple of reasons. The first is because of it’s usual replacement of other drinks that contains calories, like soda, juice, alcohol. Secondly, water acts as an appetite suppressant; and a lot of time when think we’re hungry, our bodies are simply thirsty.
Water has no fat, carbs, sugar, nothing. Drink up.
Cleanses. Our bodies use water to flush out toxins and waste products.
Boosts energy. If you’re dehydrated, your body will have absolutely no energy and you’ll feel tired and sluggish. Anytime you feel you’re thirsty, that’s your body telling you that you are already dehydrated. Some of the minor symptoms of dehydration are muscle weakness, dizziness, and of course, fatigue.
Improves skin. Water improves your skin by moisturizing your body’s tissues, particularly in the areas around your mouth, eyes, and nose.
Cushions joints. This can help prevent fractures or worse. Those that benefit specifically from this include the elderly, overweight people, and/or those that are involved in intense physical activities.
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