Learn major reasons and benefits to start drinking more water now.
We’ve all heard it before that we should drink water to help our body function properly but amazingly many adult Americans still do not drink enough water throughout the day. Let me stop here and say real quick – I am not a physician or nutritionist.
I am sharing my experience and what I have read on the Internet. Please do your own research.
With that said, let me continue.
Benefits of drinking water
It may need to be reiterated some of the awesome benefits of drinking water such as:
- Helps to maintain balance of bodily fluids
- Helps control appetite
- Energizes the muscles
- Helps clear brain fog
- Wards off dehydration
- Helps keep skin glowing and supple
- Helps the kidneys eliminate waste
- Helps regulate body temperature
Ill-effects of dehydration
If those aren’t reason enough to drink more how about I share the ill-effects of dehydration, which is the absence of water, in your body which is typically made up of 60% to 70% water:
- Can cause confusion
- Increases heart rate and blood pressure
- Can cause a feeling of weakness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Heart palpitations
So why wouldn’t you drink more? I know I know…it doesn’t taste like anything or it’s bland. That still isn’t a good reason not to drink it especially knowing your body literally is made up of primarily water.
How much to drink daily?
Women should drink about 2 liters or 74 ounces of water daily and men should drink about 3 liters daily. I know it sounds like a lot but your body will thank you for it. Remember the benefits. 🙂
Spa Water Recipes
But not to fret, for those of you who can’t get with the plain variety I have scoured the internet to find 5 delicious-looking infused water recipes you can make yourself, easily and cheaply.
This type of water has many names such as detox water, spa water, infusion water and many others but I like to call it natural vitamin water because it imparts the vitamins and minerals from the fruit, tea and herbs to give your water intake an antioxidant boost.
I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I do.
You have your facts about water and dehydration PLUS delicious recipes to try to spruce up the flavor of plain water so there are no more excuses – DRINK MORE WATER.
How much water do you drink a day?
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There’s no better way to flavor up your water than with this gorgeous Infusion Water Bottles with Drink Tracker. This way you can track how much you drink, when to drink and read the inspiring words to keep you drinking your water.