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Drinking Water

 

Water is the best drink to have all the time to keep your body healthy. Here are some facts and benefits on drinking water.

 

Facts:

  • 60% of body is made up of water
  • Drink 8 oz. glass of water per day
  • On average, men should drink 3 liters (13 cups) of water, while women should drink 2.2 liters (9 cups) of water

Benefits:

  1. Strengthens joints
    • The cartilage found in your joints contains around 80% of water. If you are dehydrated it can cause joint pain.
  2. Boosts skin health and beauty
    • Water can prevent skin disorders and wrinkles if you remember to drink water each day.
  3. Important during physical performance
    • During intense workouts, staying hydrated can help you perform to the best of your ability. Dehydration, during exercising, can cause issues with your body physically and mentally.
  4. Treats headaches
    • If you are not drinking enough water it can cause headaches and migraines. Drinking water can reduce the intensity and duration of the headaches.
  5. Important for digestive system
    • Dehydration can lead to digestive problems, constipation, and other stomach issues. Water helps your digestive system work properly to avoid any of these issues.
  6. Flushes out unnecessary waste
    • Water helps empty urine and other waste from your body. If your urine is clear that means you are drinking enough water.
  7. Essential for kidney function
    • Your kidneys regulate fluid in your body and with the right amount water you can avoid issues like kidney stones. Water is very important for kidney function.

 

Source: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/290814.php https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/7-health-benefits-of-water#section4

author: Kara Schwinke