I know that most of you already know and have been told a thousand times about the importance and benefits of drinking water. Since we were little, our parents would tell us this and probably learned it in a couple of classes.
Honestly, I hated drinking water. It was and still is a huge challenge for me to drink a glass of water. If I do it, I spend the whole morning sipping on a water bottle. I simply cannot drink a whole glass of water at once unless I’m coming back from the most strenuous walk ever under the sun or the most intense workout.
We are all working on living a healthier lifestyle and on shedding some extra pounds, so drinking water is extremely important. Drinking water is key to accomplish our goals! So I want to help you be conscious about the benefits of drinking water. Even though drinking 8 glasses of water is hard for me, I still try hard by carrying my water bottle with chia everywhere I go and have seen the results of it.
I always keep in mind what a personal trainer told me once:
“Water is and will always be the best and most effective fat burner on earth”
These are the 4 Benefits of Drinking Water that I’ve Personally Experienced:
#1. It Helps Control Your Caloric Intake
As I have mentioned before, I’m constantly hungry. I had to find a way to control what I eat! Water has definitely helped me! I switched all of my drinks to only water which cuts the caloric intake by quite a bit (a lot). Also, my snacks have been a lot healthier, less caloric and also less often. Many times, being thirsty might be confused with hunger so I make sure that when I start feeling like having a snack, I drink a glass a water and it calms that feeling of hunger down. There comes a moment when hunger is really hunger though…
#2. Makes Your Skin Beautiful!
This is one of the benefits of drinking water that are most noticeable when it comes to drinking water. It moisturizes your skin, makes it glow and leaves it smooth. Remember that we are mostly made out of water so dehydration makes your skin look dry and wrinkly. Water flushes out toxins and reduces the risk of pimples. If you had a night out, make sure you drink lots of water to counteract the effects of alcohol or the late night. Moreover, if you have a special event coming soon, stay hydrated for beautiful skin!
#3. Flushes Out Toxins
As long as you drink water, you’ll be making sure you flush out toxins and waste from the body and transport nutrients to where they are needed. Without water, your colon may not work correctly and this may cause constipation. Moreover, water allows your kidneys to filter toxins. If you don’t drink enough water, your kidneys would not function properly and you might suffer from buildup of toxins in your body.
#4. Boosts Immune System
Drinking water help you stay healthy in the long term. Just by drinking the proper amount of water according to your body, you can prevent a bunch of illnesses. Some of these illnesses include insomnia, arthritis, depression, leukemia, colds, the flu, among many other. If you regularly drink less water, your immune system gets distracted and can be worn down as it works on neutralizing the poisons accumulating in your body that are not being eliminated. Every time I start feeling like I’m about to get a cold or a sore throat, I make sure I drink lots of water. Many of those times, I realize I had not been drinking enough water and that’s probably one of the reasons why my immune system is not working as it should.