Are you thirsty? By the time when we experience the sensation of the thirst, we are already dehydrated. That thirst is our body calling for re-hydration.
Our body is composed of roughly 60%-70% water. That means when we are dehydrated we are affecting the performance of the majority of our body. Nearly all of our systems do not function as well without the proper water intake. Why should we drink more water?
If we don’t drink water, we will die
It’s that important. Depending on our environment, we can live only a few days without water – maybe a week. For most of us, we should prioritize the consumption of water far more than we currently do.
Water helps to prevent cancer
Various research says staying hydrated can reduce risk of colon cancer by 45%, bladder cancer by 50%, and possibly reduce breast cancer risk as well.
We perform better
Proper hydration contributes to increased athletic performance. Water composes 75% of our muscle tissue! Dehydration can lead to weakness, fatigue, dizziness, and electrolyte imbalance.
We lose weight
If we are dehydrated we think we are hungry, when actually we are thirsty. Our body just starts turning on all the alarms when we ignore it.
We have less joint pain
Drinking water can reduce pain in your joints by keeping the cartilage soft and hydrated.
Flush out waste and bacteria
Our digestive system needs water to function properly. Waste is flushed out in the form of urine and sweat. If we don’t drink water, we don’t flush out waste and it collects in our body causing a myriad of problems.
Water helps to prevent headaches
Sometimes headaches can be caused by dehydration, so drinking water can prevent or alleviate that nasty head pain.
Water improves our skin
Our skin is the largest organ in our body. Drinking water helps the skin regulate the body’s temperature through sweating. Regular and plentiful water consumption can improve the color and texture of our skin by keeping it building new cells properly.
Water feeds our body
Water is essential for the proper circulation of nutrients in the body. Water serves at the body’s transportation system.