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Sunday, 18 January 2015
WHY WE NEED TO DRINK WATER
Water is the main component of the body composed of between 55 and 78 percent water. We enjoy great health benefits when we consume adequate and regular quantity of water. As an added advantage to its tasteless, odourless, and colourless state, it has zero level carbohydrates, calories, fat or sugar which makes it the most health liquid to be consumed.
Further more, the institute of Medicine has determined the adequate intake of total beverage per day to be about three litres or 13 cups for men and 2.2 litres or nine cups for women. This recommended quantities obviously highlight the very need to ensure the regular intake of water to keep the body well hydrated for proper functioning of every cell in the body.
I will share with you some of the research based and realistic health benefits of drinking water.
One of the obvious benefits we have enjoyed is that it aids in proper digestion of food and prevents constipation because it improves the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract. When adequate water is consumed, you boost your metabolism and helps proper breakdown of food, helps your digestive system to work well and promotes regular bowel movements.
In clinical trial, scientists found that drinking two eight-ounce water prior to meals can help suppress appetite and helce support your weight loss efforts. When you drink a lot of water, it fills your stomach and reduces the tendency to eat more.
Furthermore, adequate consumption of water has numerous benefits. Ensure you drink water regularly in order to enjoy a healthier life. Remember your health is your wealth.