Water is essential for life. Without water we can only survive for few days. The human body is made up of 75% of water in infants and 60% in adults. The body needs about 6-8 glasses of water daily to function properly. Consumption of juices and beverages cannot fill up the body’s water requirement. Some of the benefits of consuming water includes:
Prevents occurrence of urinary tract disease: Insufficient water consumption increases the risk of having urinary tract infection.
Good for weight loss: Consumption of water before eating your meal reduces the amount of food you will eventually eat. Water contains zero calories and it promotes metabolism and thereby aids weight loss.
Water helps to clear toxins from the body : The cells in the body constantly release waste which is toxic to the cell and needs to be excreted from the body. Water helps you to get rid of waste and toxins from the body through sweat and urine.
Prevents headache and improves brain function: Insufficient water consumption can lead to dehydration and predispose to headaches. The brain is made up of 75% of water so it is important you take 3 liters of water a day.
Prevents dehydration: Dehydration is the harmful reduction of water in the body. The human cell consists of 70% of water, it is therefore important to take adequate fluid to prevent the harmful effect of dehydration on our health.
Aids digestion and helps to relieve constipation: Constipation is a condition in which there is difficulty in emptying the bowels, usually associated with hardened faeces. Increasing fluid intake is a part of the treatment protocol. Low water consumption appears to be a risk factor for constipation in both young and elderly individuals. Water also helps to aid the easy movement of food within the digestive tract and eases digestion.
Helps to treat kidney stones: Consumption of 8-10 glasses of water has been encouraged in people with small kidney stones . it also helps to prevent formation of kidney stones. Water dilutes excess chemicals salts and minerals that allow for stone formation and enables the passing out of excess and toxic waste.
Improves skin complexion: 64% of the skin consists of water. Consumption of 3 liters of water prevents dehydration and helps maintain turgidity of the skin, moisturizes the skin and improves skin complexion.
Helps you to save money: The cost of buying water is cheaper than the amount you need to buy sugar based drinks.
Helps with joint pain: Proper joint hydration helps to keep the joint lubricated and the muscles more relaxed which will help relieve joint pain.