Water is important for the normal functioning of the human body. In fact, the body is made up of about 75% water, the brain up to 90%, the blood 80%, the skin 64% and the liver 96% of water. That’s amazing! No wonder some people refer to water as life.
The recommended amount of water we should take daily is 8 8-ounce glasses of water, which is equal to about 2 litres or half a gallon of water. But I hardly drink half of that. I have always struggled with drinking the recommended daily amount of water. The AcquaBlend Water Bottles I reviewed some weeks ago, help me drink more water, but I still need to drink a lot more.
Since water is so important, I thought I should share with you the benefits of drinking the required amount of water. Starting from beauty benefits all the way down to general well-being benefits. Maybe these benefits will help motivate us, lol.
1. Gives a Healthy Complexion and Even Skin Tone
Low water intake makes the skin look very dull. Trust me I know. On the days when I manage to drink 2 litres of water, I can see a different in my skin tone. Drinking adequate amount of water restores skin moisture which enhances your complexion, making it look soft and supple, and gives your skin a lovely glow. Drinking water and having enough sleep are the best beauty tips ever!
2. Combats Acne and Other Skin Disorders
A major cause of acne is oil clogged in the pores of your skin. Drinking water decreases the concentration of oil on the skin. It also flushes out the toxins that can lead to other skin disorders out of your body.
3. Reduces Signs of Aging
Drinking water increases elasticity by plumping up your skin. This makes your skin less likely to create wrinkles, it also decreases the presence of wrinkles and fine lines that may have appeared already.
4. Enhances Hair Growth and Healthy Looking Hair
Our hair also contains water. Drinking water everyday helps the hair grow longer, prevents breakage and encourages a healthy scalp.
5. Aids Weight Loss
Drinking water helps to boost your metabolism which will help break down calories. Drinking water before a meal reduces appetite. As a result of this we tend to eat less. Another plus is that water contains zero calories.
6. Lowers the Risk of Health Problems
Constipation and many other health problems can be easily prevented by drinking more water. This is because water flushes out toxins and waste products out of our system. It also then promotes the healthy functioning of vital organs in your body. Drinking water also encourages mental alertness, increases cognitive function and improves brain performance, which is great for creatives.
The truth is I know the benefits of drinking the recommended daily amount of water. I have known all these benefits and more for years now but for a weird reason, I still prefer drinking my tea, cappuccino, wine and soft drinks. Drinking plain water feels like a chore, like something I have to do, but I don’t enjoy. The only time I enjoyed drinking water was while I was pregnant. I could drink 4 litres of water in 24 hours easily. That was one of the best things about being pregnant. I ate and drank healthy.
How do you motivate yourself to drink water? Are you a natural water drinker?