15 Benefits of Drinking Safe Water
Drinking safe water, whether from the tap or a bottle, is the best source of fluid for the body.
It boosts skin health and beauty
Water supply is directly to the skin cutin layer cells need water, moist skin.
If dehydration, the skin can become more vulnerable to skin disorders and premature wrinkling.
Water may also help with weight loss, if it is consumed instead of sweetened juices and sodas. "Preloading" with water before meals can help prevent overeating by creating a sense of fullness.
It flushes body waste
Water is needed in the processes of sweating and removal of urine and feces.
It delivers oxygen throughout the body
Blood is more than 90 percent water, and blood carries oxygen to different parts of the body.
It regulates body temperature
Water that is stored in the middle layers of the skin comes to the skin's surface as sweat when the body heats up. As it evaporates, it cools the body.
It helps maintain blood pressure
A lack of water can cause blood to become thicker, increasing blood pressure.
It forms saliva and mucus
Saliva helps us digest our food and keeps the mouth, nose, and eyes moist. This prevents friction and damage. Drinking water also keeps the mouth clean. Consumed instead of sweetened beverages, it can also reduce tooth decay.
It makes minerals and nutrients accessible
These dissolve in water, which makes it possible for them to reach different parts of the body.
It reduces the chance of a hangover
When partying, unsweetened soda water with ice and lemon alternated with alcoholic drinks can help prevent overconsumption of alcohol.
It cushions the brain, spinal cord, and other sensitive tissues
Dehydration can affect brain structure and function. It is also involved in the production of hormones and neurotransmitters. Prolonged dehydration can lead to problems with thinking and reasoning.
It lubricates the joints
Cartilage, found in joints and the disks of the spine, contains around 80 percent water. Long-term dehydration can reduce the joints' shock-absorbing ability, leading to joint pain.
It prevents kidney damage
The kidneys regulate fluid in the body. Insufficient water can lead to kidney stones and other problems.
The digestive system depends on it
The bowel needs water to work properly. Dehydration can lead to digestive problems, constipation, and an overly acidic stomach. This increases the risk of heartburn and stomach ulcers.
According to the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the average recommended daily intake of water drink is:
For men: Around 3.7 liters or 125 ounces
For women: Around 2.7 liters or 91 ounces
Dangers of too much water
Bottom line: Water intoxication results from drinking too much water. The excess water dilutes blood sodium levels and causes fluids to move inside cells, which then swell.
PS: In order to avoid hyponatremia symptoms, you should not drink more than 27-33 ounces (0.8-1.0 liters) of water per hour.