Water is the single most important nutrient you can put into your body!! A human brain contains 95% water, lungs are almost 90% water and your blood is 82% water. Water is key for good health. Water helps balance all of our body’s systems, which include the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs and muscles.
Just a 2% decrease in our body’s water can impair one’s ability to think and react as quickly as if they were totally hydrated. Mild dehydration is one of the most common causes od daytime fatigue. It is estimated that 75% of Americans have mild, chronic dehydration. This statistic is very alarming as proper hydration is a necessity for proper blood flow, proper kidney function, proper digestive functions and proper sodium/potassium/electrolyte balance.
Below are just some of the key benefits to proper hydration:
Healthier Skin – cells are hydrated and will help decrease wrinkle formation – anti-aging – water helps fill out the muscle cells resulting in clear, healthy and resilient skin
Healthier Joints – the synovial fluid in our joints contains water, less fluid means less protection
Healthier Mind and Body – water is essential for proper nutrient absorption and proper hydration helps with proper brain function and memory improvement
Healthier Digestive System – helps metabolize food, reduce constipation, leads to a healthy urinary system
Reduces Fatigue – water is the medium in which all energy reactions take place
Weight Loss – water suppresses the appetite naturally and increases the body’s ability to metabolize stored fat
Reduces Fluid Retention – drinking increased amounts of water is the best natural treatment for fluid retention – when the body is not getting enough water, it will store the water in your extremities such as your feet, legs and hands
Increased Energy – although water does not provide energy in the same way as carbohydrates and fat, water helps with energy transformation – if you are dehydrated, lethargy usually sets in
Helps with muscle building and toning – water is needed to transport nutrients to your cells and transporting waste out of your body – muscles consist primarily of water so proper hydration helps prevent sagging skin – water helps fill out the muscles