You’ve heard before, and you’re going to hear it again: Drink water!
This is not new information. Most of us know we need to drink water throughout the day. In fact, the average person should be drinking 2.7-3.7 liters a day, or just under a gallon. Yet on average, people are drinking 2 cups of coffee per day and 45 gallons of soda per year, at least that’s the case in America.
What are you drinking as you read this?
It should be water, but it’s probably not. A survey showed that 77% of people are not drinking enough water throughout the day. There are so many places in the world where clean drinking water is scarce, yet in most developed countries we have a seemingly endless supply. Why do we forgo the water then?
According to one survey, there are various reasons: lack of time, taste, and cost, among others. All of which have pretty easy solutions and are thin excuses considering how much money and time we spend on coffee and sugary drinks.
So why is water that important?
Other than the obvious reason that water equals life, there are specific benefits that might entice you into taking your refillable water bottle with you.
It’s an energy booster
People often say they need coffee in the morning to wake up, but coffee dehydrates you and messes with your metabolism. This inturn can cause fatigue. Drinking water will actually provide your body with the fuel it needs to wake up and energize you. I mean, you don’t see most marathon runners chugging coffee as they run.
Can be the key to your weight loss
Sure, coffee can stave off hunger, but water actually gets your metabolism going. Drinking water before eating can also work as a natural appetite suppressant. Our bodies are easily confused and that slight dehydration you’re feeling can easily be mistaken for hunger, leading to snacking.
Promotes healthy skin
Drinking water helps keep your skin healthy and fresh. This gives you smoother and younger looking skin.
Flushes out toxins
We put a lot of crap into our bodies throughout the day. Whether it’s through the smoggy air we breathe or the preservative filled food we consume, we take in toxins. Water helps flush those out through natural processes of sweat and pee. And it helps keep healthy kidneys.
Please drink water
All in all, drinking water is a necessity, and too many of us are drinking too little or none at all. Invest in a water filter and a reusable bottle. Your body and mind will thank you.