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Drinking water can seem a bit of a chore. Especially with the vast choice of other drinks, you see during the weekly shop. Or when you go out for a meal and the drinks menu is full of cocktails, alcohol and fizzy pops. Now we are not saying you should only drink water, but remember to drink at least 2 liters a day. After all, 60% of your body is made up of it, so you need to keep it topped up.
We never used to drink enough each day, and as a result, we noticed our bodies were suffering. Our skin was drying out, and we always had headaches. Since we’ve ensured we drink at least 2 liters a day. We have noticed these symptoms have disappeared, and feel healthier and happier in ourselves. Here are just a few of the reasons why water is good for you:
Increase your brain power and boost your energy
Your brain is made up of 73% water, so if you don’t drink enough, your mind can become dehydrated. When dehydrated, your brain does not perform how it should. It becomes sluggish, and your memory is affected. You may also become more sensitive to pain.
Water is good for your skin
Your skin is an organ that can become dehydrated too. When your skin lacks hydration, it becomes dry and flaky. By drinking enough water, you can help clear dry skin and prevent wrinkles. Giving your skin a radiant glow.
Strengthen your immune system
Water is known to flush toxins out of your body and carry oxygen around. These both play a big part in strengthening the immune system. Remember to drink lots in the cold, damp months to help you stop catching a cold.
Now you know about some of the benefits of drinking water, here are a few tips for you to use. Especially if you are one of the many people who find it lacking in flavor.
Filtered tastes much nicer than straight from a tap. It also removes any chlorine and bacterial contaminants. Since a filter removes toxins it can also aid the reduction and risk of certain diseases. If you enjoy going out, you can purchase a water bottle with a built-in filter to take with you.
Add some flavor
If you become bored of drinking it plain. Why don’t you add some slices of lemon or give cucumber and raspberries a try? You can add anything you like, drop it in before bed, and leave it overnight. When you wake up, you will have lovely fresh flavored water to sip.
Try a marked bottle
If you’re not great at keeping track of your water intake during the day, purchase a bottle that has the hours marked on. This way you can ensure you are drinking your 2 liters a day.
Water may seem like just another mundane drink and at times it may seem like there are many better options for flavor out there. But truthfully the best drink to have is simply water. From its all-round hydrating factors to the endless health benefits, why wouldn’t you drink the healthiest and cheapest drink there is. It’s the drink we have always had from the beginning of mankind so why stop now!
For more wellness tips and information check out the wellbeing section of our blog. And remember to tag us at @surrender_to_happiness on Instagram if you try any wonderful flavor creations. Finally, if you are considering trying crystal water why not take a look at our gem water book.