Do you carry a bottle of water with you? If not; I think after when you finish reading this article you probably will carry one! So what are the benefits of drinking water?
A) Helps control calories!
Worried about how much calories you eat or drink? Water does not have any magical effect by making one lose weight. However it is a good subsititute than having fizzy or soft drinks.
Eating food that has a high water content such as fruits, vegetables, soups will require more chewing. Therefore, the body absorbs it more slowly and so it will help you feel full.
B) It helps make your skin healthy and good!
Really? How?! Well the skin consists of plenty of water and acts as a protective barrier to prevent excess water loss.
Dehydration makes your skin look dry, which can be improved with hydration. However, once adequately hydrated, the kidneys take over and excrete excess fluids."
Using a moisturizer also helps to keep the moisture in the skin.
C) It helps maintain the bowel function!
It prevents constipation. Constipation is when there is not enough fluid in your digestive system; so your large intestine pulls water from the stools/number 2 to maintain hydration resulting in constipation.
D) It helps maintain a balance of body fluids!
Our bodies are composed of 60% water. The roles of body fluids is to maintain body temperature, make saliva, digestion, circulation and transport nutrients.
When you're low on fluids, the brain triggers the body's thirst mechanism.
Alcohol can damage the brain and liver. It can also lead to excess excretion of fluids which leads to dehydration.
E) It helps give energy to muscles!
When there is an imbalance of fluides and electrolytes. This can lead to muscle fatigue.
F) It helps your kidneys!
Bodily fluids helps transport waste products such as toxins like urea to be excreted in the urine using the kidneys. Thus in order to keep the kidneys in function, there needs to be an adequate intake of fluids.
When you are drinking a good amount. The colour of your urine is light and has no smell. However, if you are not drinking a good amount, your urine will become concentrated and have a darker shade of colour as well as a smell. This is due to the kidneys are trapping extra fluid to keep the bodily functions going. Drinking little water can increase the risk of kidney stones.!