7 Wonders of water?
We hear all the time how important it is to drink water. So lets talk about why it is so important.
1. Nourish your skin. Your skin is the largest organ in your body. Drinking water will help to hydrate your skin cells and plumps them up, making your face look younger. It also flushes out impurities and improves circulation and blood flow, helping your skin glow. Water is natures beauty cream.
2. Stay slimmer with water. Drinking more water helps amp up metabolism - especially if your glass is icy cold. Your body must work to warm the water up, burning a few extra calories in the process. So if your trying to lose weight its an added bonus.
3. Boost your energy level . Getting dehydrated can make you feel tired. Having the right amount of water will help your heart pump your blood more effectively. So if your feeling tired and drained, you can get a pick me up with some water.
4. Lowers stress levels. About 70% to 80% of your brain tissue is water. If you're dehydrated, your body and your mind are stressed. If you're feeling thirsty, you're already a little dehydrated. To keep stress levels down, keep a glass of water at your desk or carry a sports bottle and sip regularly.
5. Build muscle tone. By drinking water you can help to prevent muscle cramping and also keep your joints lubricated. Buy keeping hydrated you will be able to exercise longer and stronger.
6. Stay regular. Water and fiber are an important part for keeping good digestion. If your dehydrated your body will absorb the water which will leave your colon dry and harder to break down and deal with the waste.
7. Preventing kidney stones. By drinking water you are helping to dilute the salt and minerals in your system. Kidney stones can not form if diluted.
We have all heard you're supposed to drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. But we are all very different and our water intake requirements will very as well. The Institute of Medicine determined that an adequate intake for men is roughly about 13 cups of total beverages a day. The adequate intake for women is about 9 cups of total beverages a day. But then again we are all different sizes as well. So the other theory is that you take you body weight and you drink 1/2 of your body weight in water. So someone that weights 100 pounds would need 50 ounces of water a day.