8 Reasons Why Water Should Be Your To Go To Drink
There are some pretty good reasons to drink plenty of water daily.
We need to develop a habit of drinking water every single day.
We should never forget to drink fresh juices, milk, teas and countless other liquids. But it happens very often that we are not drinking enough liquids and we become dehydrated which could lead to serious problems.
Here you will find eight reasons why you should do so and also some tips on how you can incorporate this habit into your daily routine.
1. Water helps to lose weight
Because is your most powerful weapon in the “war” against the excess kilos. It replaces beverages high in calories, such as soda, juice, and alcohol, and the same time has no calories. Water is your best ally for dieting.
2. Water is good for the heart health
Drinking large amounts of water can reduce the risk of heart attack.
3. Source of energy
Dehydration, even mild can weaken you and make you feel tired. If you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated and this can cause you to feel fatigue, muscle weakness, dizziness and other symptoms.
4. Water prevents headaches
Another symptom of dehydration is headaches. In fact, often when you have a headache, it is simply dehydration. Of course, the causes are many, but dehydration is the most common.
5. Water helps to have great skin
Surely it will clean your skin. People often say that after drinking more, they feel their skin condition is better. Of course, you will not see results overnight, but if you drink enough, in a week you will see its positive effects on your skin.
6. Water helps through your workout
Dehydration can greatly hinder your sport, make you more sluggish and you find it difficult to lift weights. Exercise requires additional hydration, so make sure you drink enough before, during and after it.
7. Cleanses the body
The body uses water to cleanse itself of toxins and waste.
8. Eliminates the risk of cancer
It has been discovered that it can reduce the risk of bowel cancer by 45%. Moreover, drinking plenty of liquids may reduce the risk of bladder cancer and the risk of breast cancer by 50%.
How to incorporate this habit into our daily routine?
Besides all the good eating habits that we already created by now, you are convinced about water’s beneficial properties. But how much should we drink? It is best to turn it into a daily habit: drink a glass as soon as you wake up than one with each meal, one between meals and make sure you drink before, during and after exercise. At least 8 glasses are recommended but generally, try not to be thirsty.
1. Take along a bottle
Many people find it quite practical to take a plastic bottle or tumbler and carry it with them all day. You can always refill the bottle.
2. Set an alarm
Put your alarm clock or the reminder of your phone ringing every hour to remind you when you should drink some.
3. Try to always opt for water
If you are at a party or out for dinner, a glass of sparkling water will be much better choice than soda.
4. Keep a note
When starting a new habit a note will usually help us remember when to do it. So, we are realizing and confirming to ourselves that we have not lost our goal. Keep a liquid intake diary and check back often to see your overall progress as the weeks pass.
By Sharp and Savvy’s very own Nutritionist Apollonas G. Kapsalis