Water can help your body and mind thrive in different ways. Drinking only water can improve heart health, and brain function. Water can also strengthen immunity and help flush out toxins. Water can keep your skin looking young. It also helps you feel good from the inside out as it improves your mood as well.
Water can do wonders for your health. Here’s how.
1. Younger Looking Skin
Your skin is one area that really needs hydration. Drinking lots of water can replenish collagen and make your face look fuller. Thanks to this, water can tighten your skin and make wrinkles and under-eye bags seem less apparent. If you have problems with acne or zits, water can clear it up right away.
2. Improved Cognitive Performance
You’ve heard that water makes up most of our body. The brain is no different. Our brains are roughly 73% water and it definitely needs that water to work properly. This is because all that water carries the oxygen our brain runs on.You’ll be pleased to know that drinking water can actually significantly improve cognitive performance.
3. Flushes Out Toxins
The excess water in our body is dispelled through various systems. It escapes our skin through sweat and our digestive system through the kidneys, bladder, and the urinary tract. This water takes with it harmful toxins that we might have ingested from our food. You can see this property put to use to treat UTIs.
4. Improved Digestion
Water helps maintain digestive functions by breaking down food along with other digestive juices. It also helps the body absorb nutrients more effectively. If you are constipated, it may be a sign that you do not have enough water in your diet because it’s what keeps bowel movements regular.
5. Improved Immunity
Water is an essential part of your immune system. Your body needs water to make white blood cells and transport them throughout your system. These white blood cells defend your body from infections and disease.
6. Better Heart Health
Your heart is roughly 73% water, which means, like every other part of the body, it needs water to function efficiently. Studies show that people who drink 5 or more glasses of water a day are 41% less likely to suffer from a heart attack.
7. Weight Loss
You may notice after a few days of starting this new regime, you might gain a few pounds because of water retention. Once this period passes, you’ll actually notice yourself shedding weight instead. Water helps you lose weight in two ways. Firstly, it boosts your metabolism. And secondly, water acts as a natural appetite suppressant.
8. Saves Money
This one is the least obvious benefit to drinking only water. But it’s true. All that money you spend on expensive, fresh fruit juice, alcoholic beverages, gourmet teas, and blended coffee shakes goes back into your pocket.
9. Improves Mood
Increasing water intake has been proven to improve mood. More water can keep you calm, satisfied, content and help you feel more positive. Researchers also found that reducing water intake has the opposite effect.
To find out what happens when you drink water on an empty stomach, simply watch the informative video below!