Friday, 2 March 2012

Why Is Water So Good for You?

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In this article I'm going to share 5 great reasons why you should drink more water. I'll also give you some ideas about how to develop a taste and a habit for drinking the recommended 6-8 glasses of water a day.

1. Drinking water will generally give you clearer, more youthful looking skin.

2. Drinking water helps your digestive system function properly so you "go" more easily and regularly.

3. Drinking water helps your body rid you of any toxins that might otherwise leave you feeling sluggish or even lead to a range of illnesses and conditions (some of which could be very serious).

4. Drinking water and so staying properly hydrated enable your brain to function at its best rather than feeling fuzzy.

5. Drinking water can help you eat less because often what you think are hunger pangs are really due to you being thirsty.

Although other drinks can help but water is best, they generally also have some negative effects too. For instance, many squash drinks include sugar and even some of the sugar substitutes are not good for you. Tea and coffee have a diuretic effect i.e. they actually cause dehydration.

So how can you acquire the habit of drinking more water each day? First you need to decide and find a water source that you like (or at least find the least distasteful). So you could try out various bottled waters or get a water filter. You might prefer to drink it chilled but you should aim in the long term to drink water at room temperature.

I suggest that you don't focus on stopping drinking your usual drinks but instead work to increase the amount of water you drink. You should find that your desire for those other drinks wanes as you do so, even if for no other reason than you aren't thirsty and don't have room for them and the water.

I recommend that you start with just 1 glass a day. If you really dislike water, as I did, then that could be a very small glass, even just a medicine cupful if necessary, and you could then work up to one tall glassful. Don't be too quick to increase the amount, allow your body time to adapt to the changes (so you're not running for the toilet too often!). Wait until it has become natural and easy for you to have that first glass before moving to 2 glasses a day and so on. Before you know it you will have easily acquire a lifelong healthy habit of drinking water every day.

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