Did you know that water makes up roughly 75 percent of the human brain?
With water playing such an important role in our lives, you can see why proper water
intake and hydration are important to your overall health.
Water is the most natural beverage choice available to us, but it’s far from the only
one: coffee, tea, milk, juice, and soda are all other options for someone looking to wet
their whistle on a particularly dry and sunny day.
But what would happen if we were to cut all of these other options from the list, and
instead rely on water as our only beverage of choice, say for about 30 days or so?
Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the effects you might expect from drinking
nothing but water for an entire month.
Before first, “water” you waiting for?
1. Improved Mental Performance
Remember how we said that your brain is actually 75 percent water?
As it turns out, turning to water as your main source of hydration can have some incredibly
potent effects on your mental performance as well as your creativity.
According to research published in neuroscientific journals, drinking nothing but water for a
full 30 days can potentially have a significantly positive impact on your brain’s level of activity.
This is because your brain needs an adequate supply of oxygen in order to properly function;
and as it turns out, water just so happens to be an excellent source of oxygen for your brain.
By drinking 8 to 10 cups of water every day, you can expect a boost in your cognitive performance
by as much as an incredible 30 percent!
Forget about those energy drinks; if you really want a boost in brainpower, all you really
need to do is simply turn on the tap.
2. Improved Weight Loss
In addition to improving your mental functions,
an adequate intake of water can have a positive effect on your physical health as well.
Case in point, drinking nothing but water can be highly effective when it comes to weight
Some of the reasoning behind this is obvious; after all, water contains no calories, carbohydrates
or added sugars, which is more than can be said for most soft drinks and sodas.
Additionally, however, water also helps to remove harmful toxins and waste products from
your vital organs, helping to cleanse your system and trim down on excess belly fat in
Just be mindful of the fact that you may expect some bloating early on as your body retains
water; after the adjustment period has passed, however, you can start to expect some significant
weight loss as a result of your 30 day water cleanse.
Studies also indicate that drinking water first thing in the morning can also help to
boost your metabolism by up to 24 percent, making your quest to shed off those extra
pounds even easier in the long run.
3. Strengthened Immune System
Not only will drinking plenty of water help
you to get healthy; it will also help you to stay healthy as well.
This is because a proper intake of water can potentially provide a much needed boost to
your body’s immune system.
This is because water helps your body by serving as a catalyst for improving various basic
functions, such as the overall performance and health of your kidneys and liver.
Since these organs help filter and remove toxins from your blood, keeping them healthy
means that you’ll be keeping the rest of your body healthy as well by proxy.
In addition to improving your immune system and protecting your body against toxins and
illnesses, keeping your kidneys healthy will also help prevent painful and unwanted conditions
such as kidney stones.
4. Improved Heart Health
Your liver and kidneys aren’t the only organs
in your body that can benefit from an increased intake of water.
One of the other most important organs in your body, your heart, also benefits greatly
when your body is properly hydrated.
Water prevents your blood from thickening, which, in turn, helps to keep your blood pressure
at manageable levels and thus reduce the risk of potential heart attacks.
Water also makes it easier to deliver oxygen enriched blood to your body’s various organs,
and drinking a glass of water before bed can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease
and related conditions such as stroke.
According to one study on the effects of water on the human body, it was determined that
people who drank more than 5 cups of water every day experienced a 41 percent decrease
in the risk of death related to a fatal heart attack.
5. Improved Bone Health and Stronger Bones
Need to “bone up” on some more reasons
why water is good for you?
Look no further!
Water helps your body in the process of absorbing cartilage, which is used as a shock absorber
so your bones and joints can move smoothly without causing tension and resulting in damage.
Drinking water on a regular basis also helps with joint flexibility as well, meaning that
water can also help limber you up and allow your joints to perform more effectively.
No bones about it, drinking water is always a good idea!
6. Reducing Effects of Aging
Looking for the fountain of youth?
As it turns out you may have set the bar a bit too high; in fact, it seems as though
any fountain can potentially be a fountain of youth, assuming that it’s a fountain that dispenses water.
Drinking water keeps your skin healthy and hydrated, which can cause some significant
reductions in the aging process and help mitigate the onset of those pesky and unwanted wrinkles.
So if you’re looking to stay young and rejuvenated for as long as possible, drinking an adequate amount of water is bound to help out.
As you can see, water benefits your body in a variety of ways.
From keeping your vital organs healthy to increasing your flexibility and even slowing
down the aging process.
With all of this in mind, you might want to think this over and weigh your options the
next time you’re feeling parched.
You could buy a soda at the vending machine, but why do that when you could save a few
dollars and take a sip from the water fountain instead?
Your body might thank you for it in the long run.
Do you happen to know any other health benefits that can be associated with drinking water
We’re interested in hearing your thoughts and feedback, so if you have something to
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