H2Ohhhh Yeah Baby!!

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Now that it’s summer it’s even more important to stay hydrated and there’s no better way of keeping thirst at bay than good ol’ water.  But water isn’t just to avoid a dry mouth …. Here’s a few reasons why we need to drink water to get that healthy happy glow J

Healthy:

Maintains the balance of body fluids

Did you know that your body is made up of about 60% water?  It’s so important to keep hydrated so that your bodily fluids can perform really important stuff including digestion, transportation of nutrients, circulation, muscle function and maintenance of body temperature.  Water aids in ridding the body of toxins and bad bacteria, it keeps things flowing in your intestinal tract and kidneys thus helping things tick along internally.

Happy:

Increases energy

Almost all processes in the body use water so when you are low on water, you’ll probably be low on energy too.  If you are feeling that sluggish slump you may be tempted to reach for a caffeine boost but that cuppa cha or coffee may actually dehydrate you further.  Water will hydrate you thus give your energy a boost too.

Prevents the blues

Water is needed for optimal functioning of the brain.  Low levels of water can actually cause depression so if you are feeling the blues, have some water, it might just help lift your mood.  Along with this, drinking water can alleviate brain fog resulting in clearer thinking and can also improve sleep which in turn can help keep the blues away!  Just don’t drink too much too close to bedtime otherwise all those trips to the bathroom will defeat the purpose entirely.


Glow:

Glowing skin

I want unnecessary wrinkles and dried out skin said nobody in the world ever!!!  Hydrated skin looks plumper, healthier and younger (who doesn’t want that?).  Also drinking a glass of warm lemon water first thing in the morning has been shown to help reduce breakouts.

Say goodbye to Puffy

Bloating and puffiness can be caused by water retention.  When the body is dehydrated, it compensates by retaining water.  Reduce the bloat and drink some water.  It might seem counter intuitive but it really does work!


Helps control weight

Sometimes what you think is hunger is actually thirst.  I know that sometimes if I’m really craving food (especially something juicy) I’m probably a little dehydrated.  If you are feeling these pangs try drinking a glass of water and waiting 20 minutes.  If you were dehydrated rather than actually hungry the pangs will usually pass meaning that you don’t need to eat anything.  Ta dah!  You’ve just saved yourself some calories.

So water is an excellent way to get a healthy, happy, glow!!!

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