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).
Here are the 6 research supported reasons to drink more water each day.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Constipation is not normal for our bodies. Drinking adequate water each day helps with maintaining normal bowel movements.
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!