By: Erica Scott
Hello ladies! For years we’ve heard that drinking lots of water is great for flushing out our kidneys. While this is true and relevant, I’m here to bring you my top three facts about the benefits of drinking more water.
1. Drinking more water helps reduce cellulite!
Cellulite forms as the result of fatty deposits underneath the skin’s surface giving it a lumpy appearance mainly on the thighs and buttocks. This can be caused in a variety of ways, including a poor diet containing high amounts of fat and salts; as well as a lack of exercise, and even genetics. Drinking water helps to cleanse cells and flush away excess salts from the body. Therefore, proper hydration will aid in fat loss, which will in turn, cut the dimples!
2. Water aids in weight loss
One of the main functions of H2O in the body is to flush away toxins and hydrate cells. It also assists in flushing away stored fat. For years, medical experts have told patients to cut soda and sugary drinks from their diets. One main reason is that these drinks have are high in calories. Water has zero calories! It’s a guilt-free drink that is very beneficial to our bodies. Some people don’t like the taste of water, or lack thereof. I often add fruits or vegetables like cucumbers to my water to give it a different taste. Allow the fruits and veggies to sit in the water for a bit to soak in the flavor. One of my favorites is water and lime. It’s very refreshing on a hot, summer day or after a workout.
3. Drinking water helps fight fatigue
Other than being overworked in our daily lives, the main cause of fatigue in adults is dehydration. We might be dehydrated and not even know it. Just to be safe, have a glass of water instead of coffee the next time you’re feeling sluggish. If you’re dehydrated, your muscles can lose water, cramp and even cause headaches. So make sure to stay hydrated so that your joints and muscles can recover properly, especially after working out.
So how much water should you drink? The long time recommended eight glasses of water a day is good place to start. However, please note that you can consume water in other ways. You can eat it too! Juicy fruits and vegetables like watermelon, grapefruits, lettuce and cucumbers are a great place to get H2O. If you work out frequently and live an active lifestyle, it’s recommended that you drink half your body weight in water. For example if you weigh 130 pounds, you should have about 65 ounces of water a daily.
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