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Drinking water is more than about staying hydrated

Drinking water is more than about staying hydrated

Water, water everywhere! We are so fortunate to live in Canada which has a surplus of water. In fact Canada possesses 1/5 of the world’s freshwater because it has thousands of lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands. So, with so much water freely available, why do so many people I meet and treat drink so little water daily?  We use water to grow our crops, power our homes, and to sustain our environment, but drinking water is important for our overall well-being too. Forget the fancy coffee drinks and the sugary sodas and juices – I’m talking about the need for each of us to drink pure, clean water, either store-bought, filtered at home, or filled up at the source.

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Why is this easy task so overlooked? Drinking about 8 x 8 oz. glasses of water a day helps us manage some of our most basic complaints such as food cravings, headache prevention, constipation, and moodiness. Our body is about 65% water so you need to consume water daily to function properly.

Besides making you feel good, here are some other important reasons why reaching for a glass or bottle of water should be your first (and maybe your only) “go-to drink:”

Drinking water helps you stay energized, focused, and alert;

Drinking water removes fat by-products, helps to quell hunger as a natural appetite suppressant, aids our digestion, and WOW it has zero calories;

Drinking water flushes out toxins through sweat and urination, reducing the risk of kidney stones and urinary infections;

Drinking water is the best kept beauty secret. It moisturizes our skin, keeping it fresh, soft, glowing and smooth. Drinking water reduces wrinkles therefore is the easiest anti-aging method by far.

Drinking water boosts our immune system. When you consume the right quantities of water on a daily basis you are less likely to get sick, plus it helps fight against flu, cancer and other serious ailments like heart attacks.

Drinking water helps keep our joints lubricated and muscles more elastic so joint pain is less likely.

Drinking water is free! Even if you choose bottled or store-bought filtered water, it’s still so much cheaper than that high sugar coffee, tea, soda, or juice.

In summary, this familiar chemical bond (H2O) surely equals life, happiness, and well-being. Drink water! It’s so easy there’s no good excuse not too.

Image used: “Drinking Water,” Taken on February 8, 2014, by Stephen Salony, CC by 2.0

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