Now that the days are getting warmer, it’s important to make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day. Not only does water help to keep you hydrated, the cells in your body need water to absorb nutrients and expel waste products.
While you can get water in beverages like tea and coffee, or in foods like soup, nothing beats a glass of pure, clean drinking water to help keep your body running smoothly.
What are some of the benefits of drinking water?
Drinking water improves your skin. Like all of your cells, your skin cells are made up of water. When your cells are hydrated, your skin maintains elasticity and moisture. However, when your skin doesn’t get enough hydration, it can turn dry, tight and flaky. This, in turn, can lead to the formation of wrinkles.
Drinking water improves your cognitive function. By keeping your brain cells hydrated, you can keep your brain running more efficiently. Water carries oxygen to your cells which gets oxygen to your brain, so you’ll be more focused and have greater memory ability. Hydration also supports nerve function, so it enables your nerves to relay messages to and from your brain efficiently.
Drinking water fuels your muscles. Your muscles are made up of 75% water. When you don’t get enough water, your muscles may not work as well as they should. If you ever suffer from muscle cramping, it means your muscles are lacking water. So if you want to build muscle and keep your muscles strong, then make sure you’re drinking plenty of water.
Drinking water keeps your joints lubricated. Your joints need water to keep the cartilage soft and hydrated, ensuring your joints move smoothly and stay healthy. When you experience joint pain, you need to increase your water intake.
Drinking water removes waste from your system. Water helps your digestive system function properly. When you don’t drink enough water, you can suffer from constipation and irregularity. Water also helps your kidneys keep your blood clean and chemically balanced. If the wastes in the blood are not removed, they can build up in your blood and damage your body.
So the next time you’re thirsty, make sure your drink a glass of refreshing water. It’ll nourish your body from the inside out.
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