Benefits of Drinking H2O

Water, water, water. What is it about water that is essential to the human body? I have become a rather large water drinker due to cancer, chemotherapy (occurs daily) and current issues with my salivary glands (side effect of radioactive iodine therapy).

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Here are the 6 research supported reasons to drink more water each day.

Reason #1

You are made of water. Approximately 60% of an adult is composed of water. Bodily processes such as digestion, salivation, urination, defecation, saliva production, and transportation of nutrients to your cells and tissues all require water.

Reason #2

Water is a great substitute as a drink with your meals and snacks. Why? It has no calories so it will not add to your total calorie intake.

Reason #3

Drinking water in combination with a good moisturizer can improve your skin and give it a healthy glow. I supplement my water drinking with juicing (favorites include carrots, cucumbers, beets, celery, apples, ginger).

Reason #4

Water drinking supports the health of your kidneys. When you drink enough water, your urine is light yellow in color and free of odor. You are getting rid of toxic wastes to your cells.

Reason #5

Constipation is not normal for our bodies. Drinking adequate water each day helps with maintaining normal bowel movements.

Reason #6

We use our muscles each day just to stand, sit and walk. What happens when you add exercise in? Muscles require energy and water to perform at their best. Drink about 17 oz of water about two hours prior to exercising.

Make water more appealing by changing it up … add ice cubes, drink with a straw, add fruit slices (strawberries, oranges, limes, lemons, blueberries), drink it in a glass, sip rather than guzzle. You can do this!

3 Replies to “Benefits of Drinking H2O”

  1. I have seen the benefits of drinking more water my skin is more clear. I have a ton more energy and I am a regular person. I used to fight with constipation and now I do not. I love the idea of the cucumber water with a twist of lime. I have a container in my refrigerator for everyone to drink.
    Drinking more water also means I do not eat as much when it comes time to dinner or lunch.
    I also have a glass by my bed side because I have heard it help with your heart. I am still researching that benefit but I may as well keep drinking that glass of water at night time, unfortunately yes I get up in the middle of the night to use the rest room more but I have a healthy heart.

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    1. Every time I drink more water than I usually do I feel more energized and alert. I often find myself not getting enough water due to working in a fast pace environment, and don’t want to be bothered with drinking water or going to the bathroom. My Chiropractor always preached to me to drink half my body weight in ounces of water a day. The days I was able to get that much water in I felt energized and just over all better. My favorite way to spice up my water is with lemon and mint leaves. I also think it helps to have a water bottle you love. My favorite is olive green and has a straw.

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  2. I also agree with lots of water!! I am cutting out my sugars and found cutting out soda and drinking more water has helped me with weight loss even when I was’t trying. I also learn during my last A&P class how water is so important for your body and organs with flushing out the toxins in the body! I also like to put fruit in my water or cucumbers to add a little flavor!

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