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Water, a Way to Stay Healthy

Author: Dr. Afnan - Healthy Living (Wellness & Prevention)  

Water has always remained the most important and basic component of life for all the living creatures, since the beginning of the world. Without water, the survival of mankind is impossible. Knowing these facts, we still are very casual in its use and have forgotten its importance. What if I tell you that water can be a game changer in your life, especially health. A slight change in your routine can make your life much better and healthy in many ways. What if I tell you that it is the cheapest drug available all over the globe with a lot of benefits and no side effects. We still do not give it a chance and say, oh, it is just water. So, now the question arises - how can it help? There are many ways that we can use water.

Here are a few reasons to drink more water to improve health:

Skin Cleansing

People all over the world are really very conscious about their beauty, especially women. They even visit a number of cosmetologists spend huge amounts on expensive skincare products. Few have faced the side effects as well, like allergies, increased hair growth, and pigmentations. So, drinking water in adequate amounts will not only help in nourishing and moisturizing the skin but also keep their skin glowing and fresh. It also flushes out toxins from our skin in the form of sweat. These techniques are more relevant to people without skin diseases requiring treatment.

Detoxifier

More than 60 to 70 % of our body consists of water. Our body is maintained on five liters of fluid. The human body is like a machine which is continuously working 24 hours a day and removing toxins from the body through the kidneys and other vital organs. All the waste material generated in our body is removed through kidneys. A decrease in water intake can be really fatal for the renal system and cause it to fail. An adequate amount is necessary for normal renal functions and removal of waste products.

Weight Loss

One of the major benefits that people can get is a reduction in weight. This is more helpful for persons who are obese and want to lose weight. Drinking one to two glasses of water 20 to 30 minutes before a meal is really helpful in reducing weight. This will actually reduce the quantity of food you can eat which will directly decrease the appetite. A health resource website states that drinking water before meals results in an average reduction in intake of 75 calories per meal. Other benefits of this measure are proper digestion of food and prevention of indigestion which sometimes causes gastric reflux in many people. This technique will also allow the body to absorb important nutrients easily.

In the past few years, it is seen that water has been wasted in many ways and people are unaware of its importance. Water benefits our health greatly in many ways, if used in the manner mentioned above. We need to understand its significance. It is something we take for granted, yet it is the very thing that keeps us alive.

Last reviewed at: 14.Dec.2018

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