Everyone can agree that water is an essential component of life. Whether it’s drinking to prevent dehydration or to purify and flush out toxins from your system, we should all have a general idea of water's importance in our daily lives.
However, we might still be underestimating just how important water is and its affects our body. Let's look at why you shouldn’t underestimate the benefits of water on your body, and give you even more reasons to keep a filled bottle of water with you at all times; or as I like to call it, an "emotional support water bottle".
The Effects Of Water On Your Body
How Much Water Do You Really Need?
People throw daily numbers around such as 8 glasses, 64 ounces, 2 liters and so on. However, the reality is that the amount of water you need will depend heavily on what your current activity is like, your body, your diet and of course, your health. According to Harvard Health, the daily four-to-six cup rule is for generally healthy people. But if you have certain health conditions like kidney, liver or heart problems, that amount may be too much. There's no one size fits all for folks with these issues, and you should always consult your doctor on what's best for you.
For relatively healthy folks, however, listen to your body. Here are a few signs that you need to up your water intake:
The biggest indicator of dehydration will be your urine color. If your urine is dark, you definitely need to start drinking more water. You're aiming for clear urine, perhaps with just a hint of yellow.
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The Underestimated Benefits Of Drinking Water
Let’s talk about the benefits of water and how it can affect our body.
Firstly, know your water. Are you in a hard water area or a soft water area? The difference in drinking water is that hard water is filled with a high content of minerals such as calcium and magnesium; not dangerous to drink but a pain in the butt when it comes to cleaning and washing thanks to those mineral deposits. Soft water, however, has a higher sodium content level, which is great for washing and cleaning but if you try drinking it there going to be a good chance of you feeling even MORE thirsty thanks to the sodium content. For more information, check out waterfilterdata.org to get more info on water softeners you might want to consider.
So just what are the benefits of drinking more water?
We rarely consider the benefits of water as we're going about our day, but our body sure does take note. Clear eyes, clear skin and a functioning brain are just some of the rewards you'll reap by upping your water intake.