What are the Health Benefits of Drinking Water?
Our water is a precious but extremely undervalued resource.
Let’s take a look at the most important benefits of drinking water.
- Staying hydrated optimizes physical performance
- Hydration improves your memory, attention, and mood
- Avoid kidney stones by drinking a lot of water
- Water is 100% calorie-free
- Water May Help to Prevent and Treat Headaches
How Does Water Stabilize Temperature?
Water has a high heat capacity which means it can absorb a significant amount of heat.
This unique quality also helps to stabilize the temperature in its surroundings.
So, the water in our cells protects us against sudden temperature changes.
As you might know, blood fluid is mostly water and moves toward vital organs when the body needs to conserve heat.
When a body starts to overheat, the fluid flows toward the extremities and skin.
Water evaporates from the skin and lungs to keep our body cool.
Why should we drink more water?
Some new reports say water has become the second most popular drink. This is a good thing.
Now, do we need to drink ten glasses per day? Oh no.
In fact, many researchers state that the benefits of drinking water may be oversold.
Nevertheless, drinking water will always be essential for your health.
- It helps maintain the balance of body fluids and electrolytes
- Dieters drink water as a weight loss strategy
- Water does affect your (dull) skin (…but it won’t erase wrinkles)
- Drinking eight or more glasses a day prevents constipation
Does water prevent hangovers?
As we all know hangovers are highly unpleasant, but is it true we can prevent them just by drinking water between drinks?
Yes and no, because dehydration isn’t the only problem.
Drinking water will help against a dry mouth or thirst, but that’s it. It won’t take away the nasty headaches, stomach problems, and other dreadful irritations.
So, what is the best way to prevent a hangover?
Well,… drink less alcohol!