With the sun currently trying to make up for all the terrible summers we’ve had over the last few years, I hope you’re guzzling loads of water! It is baking out there and while fruit juices, yoghurt smoothies and all those other yummy drinks sure taste amazing, they won’t do for you what a good old glass of water will. Check this out…
More water = great skin
Drinking plenty of water keeps your skin moisturised helping to maintain a healthy glow. People who have dry, dull skin and/or certain skin conditions are often encouraged to drink more water. This is because having plenty of fluids within the body helps to replenish skin tissues and maintain its elasticity. If you don’t drink enough water, your body will try to retain it in order to conserve resources. This retention makes your skin puffy and can even lead to bloating.
More water = less Lbs
Water suppresses your appetite, so you don’t eat as much. Drinking plenty of water also prevents fluid retention, because your body won’t try to retain water if it’s getting enough. Drinking water also helps your body burn stored fat. If you’re not drinking enough water, your liver will be forced to help your kidneys detoxify your body. When you drink plenty of water, your kidneys don’t need any extra help, so your liver will be able to metabolize stored fat more efficiently. Drinking water flushes toxins from your body.
More water = smartie pants
Drinking water can increase your cognitive function. Your brain needs a lot of oxygen in order to work at optimum levels. Drinking lots of water ensures that your brain gets all the oxygen it needs. Drinking eight to ten cups of water per day (we know its hard to do) can improve your levels of cognitive performance by as much as 30%! Drinking plenty of water also supports nerve function. It ensures that your body’s electrolyte levels remain high enough to allow your nerves to relay messages to and from the brain in the way they were meant to.
More water = cool body
One reason why the body needs enough water is for temperature control which is achieved due to the thermal properties of water and the efficiency of the release of heat from the body when sweat evaporates from the surface of skin.
There are many other benefits to drinking the clear stuff but we figure flawless skin, a trim waist, super brains and sweat control is a good place to start! Hop on the water wagon Showtimers and get to glugging.