Water! Water! Are you probably hearing this for the thousandth time? There is no secret that staying hydrated is important for your survival.
Do you know that an average person can live without food for nearly a month but couldn’t survive with water for atleast one week? Some of us can’t go without coffee for a day but that’s different!
Drinking water is very beneficial for your health which contains no calories or sugar like those soft drinks. Do you know that our body is made up of 75% of water and our brains even more at 85% ?
Most of us drink only when we get thirsty? Drinking 4-5 glasses of water immediately after waking up has its unique benefits!
Drinking water during meals have its positives but also have negatives as well.
According to Dr. Colbert MD, the author of “eat this and live” mentioned that drinking water during meals can dilute digestive juices and upset your stomach. Drinking water early in the morning is the ideal time which flush up the toxins in the body.
Let’s look about the fascinating health benefits you would experience by drinking water frequently!
1. Relieves Heartburn
Are you one of those people who develops heart burn frequently? It is because of the increased levels of acid in your stomach.
According to the family medicine handbook, by the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, drinking water to dilute the accumulation of hydrochloric acid in our stomach throughout the nights helps to relieve the acidity levels in your body!
2. To Have A Healthy Skin!
A 2007 study in the International Journal Of Cosmetic Science have mentioned that drink 2.25 litres of water everyday for four weeks altered skin density and thickness.
A second study from the University Of Missouri Columbia have mentioned that drinking 500ml of water have increased blood flow to the skin.
Skin appears dull and become more prone to wrinkles without adequate water intake. Drinking water regularly helps to improve its elasticity.
3. Positive Effects On Your Brain and Spinal Cord!
Make sure you are up to your water levels in the body during an exam or interview. This tip is worth it! Because water has a huge impact on your mood and cognitive performance. Maintaining a good level of hydration has been shown to improve memory, attention, problems solving and coordination.
Researchers told that drinking water activates postganglionic sympathetic neurons either directly or through spinal reflex mechanism.
4. Want To Lose A Few Kgs?
There is a alot of evidence showing thay drinking 2 eight -ounce glasses of water before meals help you lose weight. This method works by making you full and don’t need as much calories to feed our stomach. Make sure you are drinking water half and hour before meals!
According to a research done by the American Chemical Society in Boston, the participants who drank water has lost an average of 40% of weight in a period of 3 months compared with the other group.
“Drinking water is a low risk way to lose excess weight especially if it takes place of other liquid calories” says Stephen Cook M.D, an obesity expert at the University of Rochester Medical centre, New York.
5. Prevents And Treats Migranes
Dehydration can lead to headache and migraines in certain individuals.
Studies have shown that drinking water can relieve headache in those who are dehydrated. However,this depends on the type of headaches.
6. Drinking Water Prevent Kidney Stones
Developing kidney stones are a very common cause of dehydration. Kidney stones are mineral crystal which form in the urinary system (from kidney to bladder) and causes painful urination.
Higher fluid intake increases the urine volume passing thorough the ureters and also helps to dilute the concentration of minerals, so they are less likely to form more big. Drinking water frequently also have sufficient evidence to prevent the recurrence of kidney stones who have a previous history of urolithiasis.
7. Prevents Urinary Tract Infections
Urinary tract infections are more common in females due to short urethra. Urinary tract infection can affect any part of the urinary tract, including the urethra, bladder, ureters and kidneys.
Studies have mentioned that drinking 1.5 litres of water per day helps to prevent UTIs since it flushes out bacteria making its way to the bladder.
8. May Relieve Constipation
Constipation is a common problem characterized by infrequent bowel movements and difficulty in passing stools.
As everyone would have known, drinking water regulates the bowel movements can help to prevent constipation.