I am a firm believer that most people do not drink enough water. I can not express just how good it is for you both internally & externally. I personally consume around 3 – 4 litres a day but I know many do not.
The guideline is 8 ounce glasses a day but that will vary on weight , age & physical activity. I always use a reference of hydration by the colour of my pee. Like everyone , mine is dark yellow first thing in the morning but soon becomes clear like water as the morning goes on.
Here are just some of the benefits of consuming more of it.
Proper hydration contributes to increased athletic performance. Water composes 75% of our muscle tissue!4 Dehydration can lead to weakness, fatigue, dizziness, and electrolyte imbalance.
Sometimes we think we are hungry, when actually we are thirsty. Our body just starts turning on all the alarms when we ignore it. For those of you trying to drop some pounds, staying hydrated can serve as an appetite suppressant and help with weight loss.
Flush out waste and bacteria
Our digestive system needs water to function properly. Waste is flushed out in the form of urine and sweat. If we don’t drink water, we don’t flush out waste and it collects in our body causing a myriad of problems. Also combined with fibre, water can cure constipation.
Make your skin glow
Our skin is the largest organ in our body. Regular and plentiful water consumption can improve the colour and texture of your skin by keeping it building new cells properly. Drinking water also helps the skin do it’s job of regulating the body’s temperature through sweating.