Water is an essential element that is the basis of our very existence. Water serves several purposes that help you feel your absolute best. You may have surely learnt about the golden rule of drinking six glasses of water a day. There’s a reason behind every advice our elders give us. But we need logic, substance, and scientific backing! Well, here it is. Here are a few reasons why appropriate consumption of water is fundamental.
Water helps digestion
Water helps in the digestive process. Not only does it metabolise the food we eat but also helps keep your digestive system organs functioning properly.
Water increases your metabolism
Drinking water can help in burning fat away. Doctors and scientists have proved that in healthy men and women, water increases the body’s ability to metabolise food into energy by 30%.
Water helps you control calorie intake
Since many years dieters and weight watchers alike have been using water as a substitute for higher calorific value beverages. Water also gives you a feeling of being full which in turn makes you eat lesser than otherwise.
Water helps in balancing body fluids
Our body is composed of 60% water. The functions of these bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature. When our body runs low on fluids, our brain triggers the thirst mechanism, and when we refill it with water our bodily fluids are replenished.
Water helps increase your brain power
Your brain needs a constant supply of oxygen and drinking water ensures that it gets all that the oxygen it needs. This in turn increases the overall health of the brain.
All these benefits seem so important, yet we tend to overlook its advantages and skip the glass of water we are instructed to have. The next time you feel lazy to go and pick up a bottle of water, remember what you read today!