You may think to yourself why do I need to drink water when I am drinking tea, soft drinks or other forms of liquids? Well I am here to tell you that no matter how much liquids you drink the best for you by far is water. Water not only have no added sugars or substances but it is also the best thing to properly get rid of the thirst. Furthermore, soft drinks and alcohol steal tremendous amounts of water from the body, therefore, in the long run causing more hard them good.
Water plays a vital role in nearly every bodily function. It makes up nearly 85% of your brain, about 80% of your blood and about 70% if your lean muscle. Therefore, lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
Water also helps remove toxins from the body, in particular from the digestive tract. Water suppresses the appetite naturally and helps the body metabolize stored fat. Studies have shown that a decrease in water intake will cause fat deposits to increase, while an increase in water intake can actually reduce fat deposits. People even start to feel like they that are hunger when actually they are dehydrated and with one glass of water the feeling is gone.
Furthermore, water regulates the body’s cooling system. Sports drinks are useful when consumed after or during vigorous and prolonged exercise in high heat. But most experts agree that water works better than carbohydrates or sugared beverages for moderate exercise. For instance, if you drink 12 ounces of plain water, your body will absorb 8 ounces of it within 15 minutes.
You hear of experts saying you should at least drink 2 ounces of water a day, but actually everybody is different. We actually need to drink half our body weight in ounces of water every day to provide the body with its MINIMUM water replacement requirements. Triple the intake for better results.
Help your body help itself, by drinking the right amount of water a day.