Believe me when I say, I understand the pains in trying to gulp in jugs of water. I have no time, it’s tasteless, makes me go often, and the excuses go on and on and on. My hand is raised. I GET IT!! #guilty. But if you knew the benefits of drinking water, well……your perspective just might change and you may actually start chugging more H2O.
Why You Want To Drink Water
Benefits of Drinking Water
Weight loss: Your metabolism increases which burns more calories if you drink water. It also suppresses your appetite and cravings. So try to drink some water right before every meal to avoid binging. The brain sometimes can confuse hunger with thirst. So if you feel hungry, try grabbing some water instead. You could be mistaking thirst with hunger.
Detox: Not only is detox related to weight loss, but you get the benefits of flushing out all the yucky toxins out of your system. Since detox water is water accompanied with infused flavors from fruits and herbs, you just might find enjoyment in drinking it.
Skin: Drinking water helps improve your complexion. Your skin is an organ. And water is important for organ function. “If your skin is not getting the sufficient amount of water, the lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry, tight and flaky. Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling.” Listen up girlfriend, this might be the cheapest and most convenient item that you can incorporate into your skincare routine.”
Increases Brain Power and Provides Energy: This is a HUGE benefit.
Need a mental boost? Next time you feel your mental performance diminish, skip the cup of coffee and drink some water. One of water’s many benefits is an increase in brain power. Since your brain is made of 73% water, drinking it helps you think, focus, concentrate, and stay alert. As a result, your energy levels also improve.
Prevents Headaches: One of the most common symptoms of dehydration is headaches. Water is important for brain function. In addition to increasing brain power, drinking water also helps prevent and relieve headaches often caused by dehydration.
How to Up That Water Intake
Now that you know the super awesome benefits of water, here are some tips on how to help yourself to drink that H2O up.
Infused water: The simplest flavoring you can whip up for water is lemon. Lemon not only adds flavor, it has some benefits too. It is rich with antioxidants such as vitamin C which is wonderful for your skin and immunity. Drinking warm lemon water first thing in the morning also helps boost up your metabolism. There are lots of other flavors you can try to vary it up a bit.
Drink before every meal. Make it a habit to drink before you eat your meal. Not only will you hydrate yourself, but it will prevent you from over eating by making you less hungry before you even start your meal.
Order water instead of sugary drinks when eating out. When given the opportunity to drink something, avoid those sugary drinks. Those are bad calories anyway and will rot your teeth out!
Drink water right when you wake up. If you make it a habit, you wouldn’t even have to think about it.
How about you? Do you have some tips to share?