You know you should be drinking water, experts recommend you drink at least two liters a day. Of course, it can be easier said than done, especially on cold days when drinking water doesn’t seem particularly appealing.
However, discovering that the human body is 60% water will help you try to drink more. The fact that it is instrumental in moving nutrients into cells and toxins out is also an incentive. But, you may not have realized that drinking more water can actually improve your health.
People are becoming more aware of what they are putting in their bodies and this doesn’t just apply to the foods you eat. There has been a dramatic increase in recent years in having a reverse osmosis filter fitted. RO, as it is also known, removes minerals, chemicals, and heavy metals from your water.
Despite the fact that water is treated at a central processing plant minerals and other contaminants can get into the water after the plant before it reaches your home. In addition, the plant adds chemicals to kill bacteria and improve bone health, even though these may have health complications of their own.
- Energy Levels
When you drink more water your cells are hydrated and the process of delivering nutrients/ removing toxins is made easier. This effectively means your cells are capable of working faster and for longer, boosting your energy levels.
At the same time, cold water entering your body needs to be heated to body temperature. Your body burns calories while doing this, increasing your metabolic rate and making you feel more energetic.
- Improved Mood
Dehydration affects the ability of all your cells to function, including those in your brain. When your brain cells are dehydrated you’ll experience brain fatigue. This often transpires as brain fog, an inability to focus on a specific task, and you are more likely to feel confused.
In fact, it can even affect your short-term memory, making you feel groggy and it can even lead to increased anxiety and anger.
But, drink enough and you’ll feel positive, more able to deal with issues, and generally feel good about life.
- Weight Control
We all know that weight control is essential to help you enjoy a high-quality life in later years. Being overweight contributes to many health issues. But, what you may not know is that many of the times you feel hungry you are actually thirsty.
By drinking more and staying hydrated you’ll find you feel hungry less often, allowing you to maintain your proper weight and stay healthy. This is essential if you want to enjoy good health in your later years.
Don’t forget, while water is best you can make it more appealing by adding fruit to the water or even indulging in a cup of tea. Water is in most drinks you consume, providing they are not packed with sugars you can mix it up a little to make staying hydrated more interesting and achievable.