The Full Benefits of Drinking Water

Cup of water to discover the full benefits of drinking water

Something that should be on everyone’s radar is what the full benefits of drinking water are.  On my current quest in looking after myself is my complete lack of drinking water.  If there is one thing I am extremely terrible a,t it is drinking water.  I can go until after lunch surviving on a mere 3 coffees and that completes my water intake so far. And after lunch, not a whole lot really changes.

I know this is extremely bad for me so this week I am on the path to correct this and start drinking more water.  In doing this I decided that I need to check out the full benefits of drinking water.  We all know about dehydration which leads to a whole of heap of issues itself, and that drinking water leads to fewer headaches and helps our kidneys but there are some other real benefits to drinking water.  I thought in knowing this it may prompt me to drink more.  So here I am sharing my findings with you and hope it prompts you to think about your water intake and if you are on track with it.  Please tell me there is someone else in the world who is like me other than kangaroos and desert-dwelling mice?

  1. Boosts your immune system.  Did you actually know that drinking water may stop you from getting sick?  Water can help prevent flu symptoms and they do believe that it may help fight against cancer and other things like heart attacks.  Maybe I don’t need to go any further and just leave it at that!  That’s a pretty good point 1.
  2. It can help fight cancer.  Cancer is already a huge killer around the world and I was really surprised Full benefits of drinking water with hands in the waterto know that being hydrated can lower your chances of bladder cancer, which I must say I don’t know much about.  But also can reduce the risk of colon and breast cancer.  All from just staying hydrated.  I would say that in itself is definitely a huge reason for me to get drinking.  Flush those toxins away!
  3. Protects our joints and cartilage.  Water is all through our bodies so it’s obvious that it would also help all our joints stay lubricated.  There is also discussion that it protects our spinal cord and tissues.  So we love how much better our skin looks on the inside but it is also protecting our insides.  I found out that cartilage is made up of over 80% water which means if it is hydrated it can’t protect our bones properly by doing its job.  It is seriously amazing stuff!
  4. You can think more clearly.  One thing I hadn’t thought too much about was all the effects of dehydration.  One of them is brain shrinkage.  Basically, if we don’t drink enough water our brains find it harder to operate.  I think they are pretty amazing as it is so I probably don’t want to make it work harder than it already is.  And who wants brain shrinkage!!!
  5. Gargling, of all things, can keep you healthier!  Apparently, through an experiment of over 400 people, it was shown that people who gargled water on a regular basis were less likely to develop respiratory illnesses.  I had no idea that if I gargled I could lower my chances of getting sick!  So get gargling!
  6. Balances our your body.  As our body is predominantly made up of water, it is pretty obvious that in order for our body to do all the things it needs to do, being hydrated really helps.  All the little things like regulating our body temperature, transporting nutrients and all other things around our body, helping flush things through our system.  The human body is so amazing
  7. Could your heart be healthier from water?  We all know that drinks full of sugar are really bad for us and doesn’t help our heart at all.  So drinking water is the best way to keep your heart really healthy.

So, don’t you think you should make sure you are drinking enough water too?  I am really starting to be more conscious of the health benefits as I think this will help me make overall changes and try a lot harder than I have been.  Is there something that you know you should do more of?

Benefits of drinking water with a breakfast tray

And just in case you are wondering where my facts came from you can check them out here and here and here.

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  • Reply The Year Of The Daffodil 24/11/2016 at 6:29 pm

    Wow, I had no idea. I hadn’t realised that there were so many benefits.. I drink a lot of sparkling water, which probably isn’t brilliant but it’s better than nothing I suppose. We also drink water with lemon at dinner. I am the mum who avoids fizzy at all costs. One day it will be the kids choice but for now it’s only for special occasions. For all the dinner time battles, I’m feeling pretty good about this, haha…thanks

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 28/11/2016 at 6:24 am

      Sparkling is great too! We drink a lot of soda water too! There are lots of great reasons to drink it that’s for sure 🙂

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