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The Importance of Drinking Water

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Can the importance of drinking water be reduced to its presence in the constitution of our own bodies?

Being old or young, your water consumption assumes an important component of your balance. Mentally or physically, it can easily determine the status of your health, since even mild dehydration 1 can be a short term cause of impairments.

Now that we have briefly gone through the consequences, do you want to read about the advantages?

According to a study published on the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics2, participants who drank the most plain water, in opposition to other drinks that you might usually have to meet your hydration levels, containing a myriad of added calories, ended up consuming fewer total calories, and took in less total fat, saturated fat, sugar, salt, and cholesterol.

The study shows, as well, a correlation between an increase in water consumption with a decrease in the daily calorie intake, what can contribute in a large manner to your weight loss.

Not limited to the weight loss, drinking water in the correct amount to maintain your ideal hydration levels may bring several different benefits like:

  • Improving your mood and your memory;
  • Improve your exercise performance;
  • Reduce headaches and migraines;
  • Prevent constipation in children and adults;
  • Help to prevent kidney stones;
  • Help reduce the risk of bladder infections;
  • Help to manage anxiety.

If you are asking yourself how much water you should have a day to meet the hydration levels we have talked about before, there is not really a one-amount-fits-all3. Your water consumption will depend on a diverse amount of factors. Health conditions and your weight are some but even the weather can be determinant. Ask your doctor on your next appointment - certainly the person that knows you the best -.

The importance of drinking water can’t be circumscribed to one or two of it’s inherent benefits. Our body is in average 60% composed of it. Neglecting it is neglecting your own self.

 

1.https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/what-are-health-benefits-drinking-water

2.https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/big-benefits-plain-water-201605269675

3.https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/how-much-water-should-you-drink

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