6 Reasons To Drink More Water Today
Did you know that some 75% of Americans suffer from chronic dehydration? It's easy to do. We ...
Did you know that some 75% of Americans suffer from chronic dehydration? It's easy to do. We really don't realize just how much water we should be drinking! This author wakes up by 7am and drinks a gallon of water by noon, and I feel great! No fatigue, dizziness, cold limbs or muscle pains for this cowboy. Let's talk about how proper hydration helps us.
First of all, you digest food better. One sign you're dehydrated is constipation. If you're spending a little too much time on the toilet, it could mean that you aren't drinking enough water. Making sure you stay hydrated is essential to proper nutrition and organ function.
Water helps you stay sharp. Properly hydrated people tend to be upbeat and focused. If you've been feeling forgetful, it might be time to add more water to your diet. Of course, if it's chronic, you may consider seeing a doctor.
Water is great for your skin. It can help tighten up wrinkles and alleviate puffy eyes. More importantly, water helps the kidneys remove nasty toxins from your body, and if your kidneys are overloaded, it's gonna show in your face. But whatever the reason, drink that extra glass of water.
Lower Body Fat
Proper hydration lowers your body fat. Being dehydrated makes you gain weight! When the body is dehydrated, it will use whatever fluids it can to function. By pulling water out of your blood, glucose will remain until it reaches the liver, meaning it stays stored in our body.
In conjunction with less body fat, it helps curb your appetite. Sometimes when you feel hungry, your body isn't asking for food but water! So if you get hunger pangs even shortly after eating, try drinking a glass of water first.
And overall, you're just going to help your organs do what they do best: organ stuff. Water is the source of all life, and that includes our life. Without water, your blood gets thicker, you're more susceptible to heart disease, and you can get headaches, muscle tension, and stomach problems too.
So how much water do you need?
In general, 2 liters of water will do it. One rule of thumb I always heard was to halve your body weight and that's how many ounces you need> Just be sure not to overdo it. It's better to drink water throughout the day rather than all at once.