Many people underestimate the benefits of drinking water. Have you ever wondered what would happen, if you would replace everything you drink daily with just drinking water? No more coffee nor tea, no juice nor soft drinks, nor alcohol—that sounds like a real challenge—especially for those of you who rely on their daily #caffeine shot in the morning to get their engine up and running.
One of the first benefits that comes with drinking just water is that your body starts to detoxify. Water can absorb the highest amounts of salt and chemicals present in your body for elimination via your urine, which should always be just a tinge of yellow, and odorless, if possible.
Stick to high-quality spring water (preferably filled into glass bottles), which can be a little more expensive, or you filter the water in your home yourself using a reverse osmosis filter system.
Drinking water can boost your body’s ability to burn fat. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that drinking about 17oz of water in the morning can increase metabolic rate by 30 percent in healthy men and women. On the other hand, dehydration will slow down metabolism by as much as 3 percent.
While drinking water it might not instantly lower your blood pressure, it does help to decrease blood pressure over time. Many people are chronically dehydrated, which can cause problem to the body’s #bloodpressure. When fully #hydrated, your blood is normally about 92% water. Chronic dehydration reduces the body’s ability to transport blood efficiently, forcing blood vessels to constrict in an effort to conserve water usually lost through everyday functions like #sweating and urination.
The human brain consists of approximately 77% water, so if you feel a little lightheaded, drinking water would be of some help. Drinking #water sufficiently can improve your levels of cognitive performance by as much as 30 percent. Just a 2% #dehydration level can trigger short-term #memory problems and difficulty focusing. #uglybynature