Every health professional on planet earth will tell you water is vital to your overall health. Increasing your water consumption can drastically change your life.
The human body is made up of about 80% water. Every single cell in your body uses water and it plays a role in almost every single bodily function.
We use it for digestion, absorption of nutrients, removal of toxins, blood flow, and brain function.
Drinking water will not only reduce hunger pangs, but can actually metabolize fat deposits and process carbohydrates. It’s not a myth – thirst is often mistaken for hunger; drinking water will stop you from eating when you’re not really hungry.
On top of that, being properly hydrated improves blood circulation, which increases oxygenation, which helps the body process carbohydrates better and utilize stored fat for energy. So not only will drinking water make you less hungry, it will help you process carbohydrates better, burn more fat and increase your energy.
If that’s not enough to make you want to chug some water right now, how about the improved brain function that comes with proper hydration? Your brain is about 85% water. Drinking water will improve brain function, short and long-term memory and help you focus on a computer screen or printed page. Essentially, it’s a brain superfood…or superfluid?
And if THAT’S not enough to make you increase your water intake, let’s talk aesthetics. Since water removes toxins from your system, improves blood flow, and increases oxygenation, your skin will be A LOT healthier. It will remove and prevent blemishes, decrease your chances of skin irritations and diseases, and generally improve your complexion.
And the best part? IT’S FREE!
Good ole fashioned plain tap water is the best source of water for your body. It doesn’t need to come in a bottle. It doesn’t need to be alkaline. It doesn’t need to be coconut water or infused with vitamins, minerals, or any other trendy things the media and ever-changing fitness world tells you your water and body needs. It just needs to be good ole fashioned tap water. Most municipalities put chloride and other chemicals in the water to clean it, but that’s for another post…generally speaking, tap water is the easiest and best source of water for the human body.