What is the Elixir of Life? If you guessed water, you are right!!
Water is the most essential liquid on earth. Water makes up about two thirds of who we are and influences 100% of the processes in our body. Look at the universe around you, the earth is two thirds water, our bodies are composed of about 60% water, blood is more than 90% water. All forms of life depend on water. Plants, animals, humans all need water to survive.
Our bodies lose water all the time through sweating, urinating, and even when breathing. That is why we need to rehydrate our bodies constantly.
So, why is it important to stay hydrated?
Water helps carrying nutrients and hormones all over our body. Water cushions our joints, regulates our body temperature, and lubricates our eyes. Urine removes toxins from our body by diluting them in water and allowing us to eliminate them. Water helps maintain the balance of body fluids in order to maintain functions of digestion, absorption, circulation, transportation of nutrients and maintaining body temperature.
Does Water Help Us Lose Weight? The answer is YES!! By drinking water on empty stomach first thing in the morning, you may boost your metabolism and makes you feel fuller and thus eat less. Moreover, this technique helps eliminate toxins from the body faster.
Do You Think That Water Can Improve Your Mood? Actually, it can. Researches show that water refreshes our bodies and helps improve our moods. On the other hand, being dehydrated may lead to mood swings, headaches and feeling fatigued. Health authorities recommend 2 liters of water per day.
DON’T WAIT UNTIL YOU FEEL THIRSTY
If you wait till you feel thirst, you are probably dehydrated. Instead, keep your water bottle with you everywhere and sip your water throughout the day.
Water is your best bet. It is calorie-free, inexpensive and readily available.