Water is very essential to our survival, as our body is made up of 70% water and our cells need water to function properly. Doctors recommend 8 glasses of water every day (although people like Gabrielle Union have taken that to the max by drinking a gallon of water a day, I’m sure you can see the results in her ?). I know that seems difficult to achieve for most people, especially if you do not like to drink water or you have a sweet tooth.
Hopefully, these benefits will motivate you some more.
The benefits of drinking water regularly
Have you ever noticed that your skin starts to look dull when you have not drank water in some hours? Drinking water cleanses and hydrates your skin, which makes it clear and gives it a natural glow. It flushes out toxins and eliminates the dirt that clogs your pores, which leads to acne and pimples.
Drinking water can actually help you lose weight. Sometimes when you think you are hungry, you are not, you are actually thirsty. Rather than eat a meal or a snack, try drinking a glass of water first, you will notice that you feel fuller. This process will stop you snacking unnecessarily, which will eventually lead to weight loss.
Also, replace your usual drinks, such as soda, hot chocolate, packet juices, etc, with water, this will reduce your sugar intake and you will start to notice the difference in your body almost immediately.
Drinking water keeps your skin tight and toned.
It reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Your body naturally fills your skin cells with water, making them firm and tight, which results in a smooth wrinkle-free skin.
The water-filled cells swell and push against your skin from the inside, this helps to reduce such skin problems as cellulite and flabby skin.
Drinking lots of water helps to cure dandruff and thinning hair. It keeps your hair hydrated from the inside, which is necessary, because when your hair is hydrated, breakage is less likely to occur.
What you put in your body manifests on the outside. Enough intake of water makes your blood thinner, which causes a faster blood flow and nourishes your body. A healthy blood pressure leads to a healthier heart and abundance of energy!
When your body feels cleansed and is in great working condition, you will look and feel great, giving you a natural boost of confidence.
Do not wait until you are thirsty before you drink water. A good way to ensure that you are getting in enough water daily is to try and drink a small amount of water every 30 minutes if you can, and you will notice a difference in your body. The effect of water is almost immediate, say, overnight.