5 reasons to drink more water
how important is water, really?
Hydration is vital to your survival. Fluids are what carry nutrients to cells in every part of your body. That means when you aren't drinking enough water, your whole body suffers. The American Institute of Medicine recommends that you drink at least 10 cups of water a day, but a staggering 75% of the population fall short of the minimum. It might make sense to some to rely on thirst as a reminder to drink water, but by the time your body feels thirst, you are already dehydrated.
But enough negativity, here are five benefits of staying on top of your hydration!
1. Drinking water helps you lose weight
Studies show that people on diets who increase their water intake lose more weight than those who don't. In one study, people on weight loss diets who drank 500 ml of water before each of their three daily meals for 12 weeks lost 4.6 more pounds on average than people who did not drink the additional water.
2. Getting hydrated boosts your mood
The human brain is 75% water, so it makes sense that when you are dehydrated, your cognitive functions slow and your mood decreases rapidly. Staying hydrated keeps you alert and calm.
3. Better habits = better skin
Just like any other organ, your skin needs water to survive. In addition to that, water flushes out toxins that cause blemishes and discoloration. Want to have glowing skin? Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.
4. Water slows the aging process
All of our organs require large amounts of water to function properly. If we stay dehydrated for long stretches, every cell, organ, and system in the body has to work harder, which means we will age faster. Drinking enough water literally keeps you looking and feeling young longer.
5. Fluids keep you energized
Water is one of the most important sources of energy for your body. It helps your cells function properly, which contributes to good sleep, restoration of bodily systems, and the production of energy to get you through your day.
Fruits and vegetables are an excellent additional source of water. Visit your Juice Bar today and let us help you get hydrated!
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