Water Helps Your Skin
If your skin is dehydrated, chances are that your skin looks dry and probably wrinkled. Right?
Well, with the help of water, you can help restore your skin once again and also help diminish those wrinkles.
But note that once you areadequately hydrated, your kidneys will take over from there and excrete any excess fluids.
To help lock in moisture, apply moisturizer right after showering as the skin is still porous and absorbs lotions/creams much better.
So, if you didn’t already know, your kidneys really do an amazing job at cleansing and getting rid body of toxins, just as long as your fluid intake is adequate.
You’ll notice that if you’re getting enough fluids, your urine tends to flow freely and the color tends to be light and free of odors.
And when your body isn’t getting enough fluids, the exact opposite happens, meaning your urine is highly concentrated and odors are high because the kidneys trap extra fluid for bodily functions.
And if that isn’t enough, if you consistently dehydrate yourself, you’re more prone to kidney stones.
Balance of Body Fluids
Did you know your body is composed of about 60% water?
And the functions of these bodily fluids include:
- saliva creation
- transportation of nutrients
- maintenance of body temperature
So when your body is low on fluids, you start to feel thirsty.
So on that note, drink some water or even juice, milk, or coffee.
But stay clear of alcohol. Why?
Because alcohol prevents the brain and kidney communication, which then leads to excess excretion of fluids which can then lead to dehydration.
Helps Control Those Calories
Those lovely calories.
The idea that water is the answer to weight loss is kind of and sort of true in it’s own way.
While water doesn’t really have a magic effect on weight loss, it can substitute for higher calorie intake has it can really fill you up.
“What works with weight loss is if you choose water or a non-caloric beverage over a caloric beverage and/or eat a diet higher in water-rich foods that are healthier, more filling, and help you trim calorie intake.”
Water-rich foods include:
- broth-based soups
When your muscle cells are lacking adequate fluids, you can’t expect them to work or perform well.
So when working out, it’s especially important to stay hydrated.
It’s recommend that you drink just about 17 ounces of fluid at least 2 hours before working out.
And during your exercise, it’s recommended that you start drinking fluids early in your workout as well as drinking regularly throughout your session.
Maintains Normal Bowel Function
Staying hydrated keeps things flowing.
Not only does hydration keep your gastrointestinal tract but it also prevents constipation.
Getting the proper amounts fluid and fiber is the perfect combination.
Because the fluid pumps up the fiber and essentially acts like a broom to keep your bowel functioning properly.