We live in an age of health products. You have so much variety within each product, like ten types of soy milk itself. At such times, it can be really confusing about what is healthy and what isn’t. That’s the time to go back to simplest means. One of the best ones: Water. Read on to know more about how just sipping water can work wonders for your health.
Decrease fatigue: Our muscles need water in order to function well. Stocking up regularly on water means you feel less fatigued. This means better concentration, more energy and more alertness (brain is a muscle too!)
Food to Water Ratio: Although there is a standard of 8 glasses a day, that is almost always the bare minimum. Depending on your food intake, you have to increase your water intake. Protein and carbohydrates need more water to be processed. This is especially true of non-vegetarian food, as well certain dals and pulses. Carb-dense food like maida and bread also require more water to break down properly.
Beverages and Water: Certain beverages like tea and coffee, as well as alcohol, tend to have a diuretic effect on the body, by draining it of the water. To make up for this you need to drink more water. So, combining for the food and drinks, you need to drink way more than the 8 – 10 glasses. Also, the water in other beverages does not count. You need to have just water for it to have helpful effects
Weight Loss: Having proper amounts of water fills you up much better than other beverages. It also flushes your digestive system properly and helps to better the absorption of food. Thus, you feel fuller faster. The most important contribution to weight-loss is that when you drink more water, the body does not feel it is dehydrated and so it doesn’t store water from other sources, which can lead to swelling and bloating, and increasing body weight.
Skin: Water may be your mantra for a clear and glowing skin. Dehydration can lead to dullness, acne and wrinkles. Having enough water can keep the skin cells healthy and make the skin glow too. However, overhydrating won’t make skin problems disappear. It’s just a good prevention and basic cure. You can lock in the water of your skin cells by using a moisturizer though.
Overall health: Water flushes all the organs, and helps to keep them healthy, especially the heart. Having good amounts of water also contributes positively to a strong and healthy immune system.
Now that you know the benefits of water, let’s talk about the forms you could take it in. Although water taken with tea and coffee and so on does not count, water in mint water, lime water and other uncaffeinated preparations does count. Also, fruits and vegetables that are packed with water also help, like cucumber, watermelon, sweet melon and so on.
So go on, fill up on your water quota for a simply healthy life! Following beautiful video explains it in more detail: