Drinking water can seem a bit of a chore. Especially with the huge choice of other drinks, you see during the weekly shop. Or when you go out for a meal and the drinks menu is full of cocktails, alcohol and fizzy pops. Now I’m not saying you should only drink water, but remember to drink at least 2 liters of it a day. 60% of our bodies are made up of it, so we must keep it topped up.
I never used to drink enough each day and as a result, I noticed my body was suffering. My skin was drying out and I constantly had headaches. Since I’ve ensured I drink at least 2 liters a day. I have noticed these symptoms have disappeared and I feel healthier and happier in myself. Here are just a few of the benefits of drinking water:
Increases brain power and boosts energy
Our brains are made up of 73% water so if we don’t drink enough our brains become dehydrated. When dehydrated our brains do not perform how they should. They become sluggish and our memory is affected. We also become more sensitive to pain.
Improves your skin
Your skin is an organ that can become dehydrated too. When your skin lacks hydration it becomes dry and flaky. By drinking enough water you can help clear dry skin and prevent wrinkles. Giving your skin a radiant glow.
Strengthens your immune system
Water is known to flush toxins out of your body and carry oxygen around, These both play a big part in strengthening the immune system. So, remember to drink lots in the cold, damp months to help you stop catching a cold.
Promotes weight loss
When you drink a glass of water before a meal you fill up your stomach. This helps to reduce your food intake and reduce hunger. It can also raise your metabolism which can help aid you when losing weight. Drinking like this will flush out the toxins in your body through sweat and urine.
Now you know about some of the benefits of drinking water, here are a few tips for you to use. Especially if you are one of the many people who find it lacking in flavor.
Filtered tastes much nicer than straight from a tap. It also removes any chlorine and bacterial contaminants. Since a filter removes toxins it can also aid the reduction and risk of certain diseases. If you enjoy going out, you can purchase a water bottle with a built-in filter to take with you.
Add some flavor
If you become bored of drinking it plain. Why don’t you add some slices of lemon or give cucumber and raspberries a try? You can add anything you like, just drop it in before bed and leave it overnight. When you wake up you will have lovely fresh flavored water to sip.
Try a marked bottle
If you’re not great at keeping track of your water intake during the day, purchase a bottle that has the hours marked on. This way you can ensure you are drinking your 2 liters a day.
Water may seem like just another mundane drink and at times it may seem like there are many better options for flavor out there. But truthfully the best drink to have is simply water. From its all-round hydrating factors to the endless health benefits, why wouldn’t you drink the healthiest and cheapest drink there is. It’s the drink we have always had from the beginning of mankind so why stop now!
For more wellness tips and information check out the health and wellness section of our blog. And remember to tag us at @surrender_to_happiness on Instagram if you try any wonderful flavor creations. Finally, if you are considering trying crystal water why not take a look at our gem water book.