Top 10 Benefits of Drinking Water: Don’t Medicate, Hydrate!

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In these glorious lazy days of summer we want to stay in the moment and soak up all sunshine that is on offer.

I feel like I am in the South of France, spending as much time as possible outside, taking my laptop and working from the garden, eating al fresco, and every once in a while getting up and picking a few weeds from my flower beds,  and trying to keep well hydrated (with water!).  It is vital that we drink water and replenish the body’s fluid lost during these wonderful hot days.

Some people do not like the taste of water so a few hints to make water taste a little better is to squeeze a little lemon or lime juice into the water,  put in some fresh mint (spearmint is particularly nice) leaves and a slice of cucumber, put some slices of orange or some strawberries into the water .

If you are thirsty you are already dehydrated so sip continuously throughout the day, drink water at room temperature as very cold water is a shock to the body and it will be like watering a very dried out plant, it will just come out the other end without the body getting a chance to absorb.

1. Increases Energy & Relieves Fatigue – Since your brain is mostly water, drinking it helps you think, focus and concentrate better and be more alert. As an added bonus, your energy levels are also boosted!

2. Promotes Weight Loss – Removes by-products of fat, reduces eating intake (by filling up your tummy if consumed prior to meals), reduces hunger (hello natural appetite suppressant!), raises your metabolism and has zero calories!

3. Flushes Out Toxins – Gets rid of waste through sweat and urination which reduces the risk of kidney stones and UTI’s (urinary tract infections).

4. Improves Skin Complexion – Moisturizes your skin, keeps it fresh, soft, glowing and smooth. Water gets rid of wrinkles. It’s the best anti-aging treatment around!

5. Maintains Regularity – Aids in digestion as water is essential to digest your food and prevents constipation.

6. Boosts Immune System – A water guzzler is less likely to get sick. And who wouldn’t rather feel healthy the majority of the time? By drinking plenty of water it helps fight against flu, cancer and other ailments like heart attacks.

7. Natural Headache Remedy – Helps relieve and prevent headaches (migraines & back pains too!) which are commonly caused by dehydration.

8. Prevents Cramps and Sprains – Proper hydration helps keep joints lubricated and muscles more elastic so joint pain is less likely.

9. Puts You in a Good Mood – When the body is functioning at its best, you will feel great and be happy!

10. Save Money! – Water is FREE! Even if you choose bottled/filtered water, it’s STILL cheaper than that high sugar and fat-filled latte!

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