How Drinking Water Benefits Your Health

| 8/11/2016 3:01:00 PM

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You might be a fan of having coffee and orange juice with breakfast, soda with lunch and maybe a cocktail or glass of wine with dinner. I’m sure you’ve heard it before, but switching out some of those beverages with a glass of water is one of the best things you can do for yourself!

Water is basically magic elixir for the human body. There are endless benefits to drinking a glass (or multiple glasses) of water every single day! Even just being in water gives your body a burst of life that only water can give.

So, now that you know that water is great, let’s talk about exactly why it’s so awesome:

Your Body Is Made Out of It

Your body is already 60% water! Keeping up this hydration is vital to maintaining the fluid balance in your body. When you don’t drink enough water, your body dehydrates, which prevents it from regulating its temperature, digesting properly and transporting nutrients. Staying hydrated also helps prevent muscle cramps and joint pain.

Helps Weight Loss

Drinking water can actually help you lose weight! If you drink water before and during a meal, it helps you feel more full so you don’t end up overeating. It’s also easy to think that you’re hungry when you’re actually just thirsty.