We have been told over and over again that drinking water has a plethora of positive benefits, and that we are just not drinking enough of it.
Some people don't like the taste of plain water, while some of us just don't have the discipline to drink the recommended eight glasses per day.
However, it is true; water has amazing health benefits, and it helps us both on the outside and the inside, helping us to both look and feel great.
Probably the most important function water has is replenishing us. Our bodies are comprised of over 60 per cent water, so we need it to maintain fluid balance and keep everything functioning normally, such as our digestive systems and regulating our body temperature.
Just as important, water helps our kidneys function at their best. They are busy processing and getting rid of all the waste in our bodies before it gets to our bladders. Water helps the kidneys clear away all the junk in our bodies more easily.
It is also important in helping brain function. When everything is moving and hydrated properly in our bodies, we feel more alert, refreshed, which helps us to think more clearly. It will also help to fight fatigue that can be brought on by dehydration.
Dehydration shows not only in how we feel, but also in our faces. Have dark circles under your eyes, or dull, flaky skin? These are all signs that you may not be drinking enough water. Being adequately hydrated helps the brighten the skin, giving a healthier glow, as well as clearing out the toxins and reducing acne outbreaks.
If you are experiencing occasional irregularity, consider drinking more water. Water helps the digestive system to move things along by adding fluid in your colon. This fluid helps to keep you regular and get the toxins out of your digestive system.
Perhaps one of the most overlooked benefits of water is helping you to maintain a healthy weight. Many times when you think you are hungry, you are actually thirsty, so try a glass of water before you indulge in an extra helping or snack.
It is recommended that you drink your first glass of water when you get up in the morning. It is a great way to get your brain and your body ready for the day from the inside out.