It’s crazy how almost every health based article talks about drinking adequate amounts of water. Is all of it over rated or is there some truth behind drinking water? Well, drinking ample water during the day has its benefits; however you must bear in mind that it can also have its side effects as well.
We loose water from your body through perspiration, urine and in our stools. All the water that is lost needs to be put back into the system and hence the emphasis on drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water arises. Water helps to hydrate the body; this is important for one’s survival. When the body lacks hydration it leads to headaches, nausea, constipation and kidney issues. In order to prevent this you must keep yourself hydrated with water.
This liquid does not have any calories and hence you are free to drink as much water as you like. Loading up on water will also keep you away from aerated and carbonated drinks; thereby reducing your sugar cravings.
Drinking water helps you to control your weight. When you feel thirsty your body normally signals hunger; thus you eat food. However it may be your body’s way of telling you that it needs hydration. Hence the next time you feel hungry drink a glass of water instead; if you feel hungry even after that then you may indulge in dome food.
Drinking water during the day also ensures that you have regular bowel movements; thereby ensuring that all toxins are eliminated from your body. This helps to keep you free from illnesses. It also ensures that your skin is healthy and clear of acne. Drinking water also increases the elasticity of your skin. Water gives your skin a youthful firmness. It also prevents hair fall and increases the shine and luster of your hair.
Although water provides you with all these benefits you must remember to drink water in the right manner. Do not drink water in between meals; doing so will increase your weight and add fat to the abdomen. Do not drink water immediately after exercising as it will lead to stomach cramps and a muscle pull.