We hear and read it everywhere, drink plenty of water. We know that our bodies need water to function properly and along with proper nutrition, keep us alive, but what exactly does water do for us?
Water helps to:
· Carry oxygen and nutrients to cells
· Balance electrolytes
· Protect tissues and organs
· Regulate body temperature
· Flush bacteria from the bladder
· Cushion joints
· Aid in digestion
Among the internal benefits of water, it also helps keep our skin looking good.
Not getting enough water each day could cause dizziness, weakness, low blood pressure, and headaches. It’s especially important in the warmer summer months to stay hydrated. We lose water through sweat even when we are not exercising.
Most people are not at risk of drinking too much water so it’s a great idea to keep a water bottle with you throughout the day and sip it often. It’s often recommended to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water a day.
Adding lemon or lime is a great addition to your water for a little flavor if you are not a fan of plain water. For an extra health benefit, you can add our concentrated liquid grapefruit seed extract to your water.
Although drinking water is the best way to stay hydrated, it’s also a great idea to incorporate foods high in water into your diet. These include:
There are so many ways to make sure you get enough water daily, find what works best, and be sure to stay hydrated. Your body will love you for it.