Reasons Why You Should Drink More Water
Water by Abby Phon March 20, 2012 2:20 PM Edited by Verlie 07-13-2016
I’ve often been complimented on my clear, youthful skin. I thank my water intake! As with most things, the amount of water for each person is very individual, but if your pee isn’t mostly clear or you have any of the symptoms I mentioned above, you most likely aren’t getting enough water. Some suggest 8 (8oz) glasses a day while others suggest take your body weight (in pounds), divide it in half and drink that many ounces.
If you don’t care for the taste of nothing, add lemon, lime, fresh mint, a few berries, watermelon, or a few slices of cucumber or orange. Love is a glass of water!
A Cardiac Doctor has reported gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs, etc.) is level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier.
Message from a Cardiac Specialist!
Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body.
2 glasses after waking up – helps activate internal organs
1 glass 30 minutes before a meal – helps digestion
1 glass before taking a bath – helps lower blood pressure
1 glass before going to bed – avoids stroke or heart attack and also may prevent night time leg cramps. Leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.
A Doctor wrote an interesting book on the benefits of drinking water. He recommends his patients drink water for at least 30 days and return in one month. His report was the majority of his patients no longer had any symptoms they previously came in with.
Don’t Medicate, Hydrate!
- Increase Energy & Relieves Fatigue
Your brain is mostly water, drinking it helps you think, focus and concentrate better and be more alert. As an added bonus, energy levels are also boosted!
- Promote Weight Loss
Removes by-products of fat, reduces eating intake (consumed prior to meals), reduces hunger (natural appetite suppressant!), raises your metabolism and has zero calories!
- Flush Out Toxins
Gets rid of waste through sweat and urination which reduces the risk of kidney stones and urinary tract infections.
- Improve Skin Complexion
Moisturizes your skin, keeps it fresh, soft, glowing and smooth. Gets rid of wrinkles. It’s the best anti-aging treatment around!
- Maintain Regularity
Aids in digestion as water is essential to digest your food and prevents constipation.
- Boost Immune System
A water guzzler is less likely to get sick. Drinking plenty of water helps fight against flu, cancer and other ailments.
- Natural Headache Remedy
Helps relieve and prevent headaches (migraines & back pains) which are commonly caused by dehydration.
- Prevent Cramps & Sprains
Proper hydration helps keep joints lubricated and muscles more elastic so joint pain is less likely.
- Puts You In A Good Mood
When the body is functioning at its best, you will feel great and be happy!
- Save Money!
Water is FREE! Even if you choose bottled/filtered water, it’s still cheaper than a high sugar and fat-filled latte or soda!