As temperatures keep heating up this summer, it’s important to practice healthy hydration to help your body function at its best. After all, the human body is composed of about 50 - 70% water, so keeping it hydrated is critical.
Like a sip of cool water on a summer day, let’s hit refresh! Here are some major benefits to drinking the recommended 2-4 liters of water a day:
Benefit #1: Helps Maximize Physical Performance.
Muscles and joints can tense up without the right amount of fluids to help keep them functioning properly. The more water you drink, the better your muscles respond (aka your overall physical performance also increases).
Benefit #2: Cleanses Your Body.
Your body takes in toxins from food, other drinks and even the environment. Water helps to remove these toxins from your body, helping organs like your kidneys get rid of waste that can cause physical imbalances.
Benefit #3: Increases Energy and Brain Function.
Even mild dehydration of around 1 - 3% can cause issues with mood, fatigue and memory loss, so staying hydrated is crucial when maximizing brain and body function.
Benefit #4: Treats Ailments.
Kidney stones and constipation are just a couple of ailments that staying hydrated can help ease. Staying hydrated is also key when fighting off a cold or an infection as it helps flush germs and toxins out of the body.
Benefit #5: Promotes Heart Health.
If you’re dehydrated, your heart can actually over work itself. This is because as water decreases in your body, so does your blood volume. So your heart has to work harder to deliver oxygen to your cells.
As glaring as the benefits are, staying hydrated is one of those things that sounds really easy, but isn’t. That’s because we can fill our body up with other things. Things like coffee, tea, kombucha, soda and sports drinks. These beverage categories have hydrative properties, but also have dehydrative properties like added sugars and caffeine.
In a September 28, 2017 CNN article, Walter Willett, a professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health said that Americans are “conditioned to expect high levels of sweetness in everything…. You might say we are malhydrated, because we drink so much soda and fruit juice and other sugar-sweetened beverages, and by that I mean we drink beverages that harm our health. Even energy drinks and vitamin waters, most are loaded with sugar and not worth the use.”
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