How many of you, when you go to a restaurant and the waiter/waitress asks you what you want to drink ask for water? How many you would select a glass of water out a fridge filled with soda, fruit juices, or beer? My guess is probably not very many you actually choose water over the other options. I used to be the same way.
I used to never drink water, and would always choose another beverage if I had the option. However, after I began to hear about the importance of water in our lives, I began to choose water whenever I needed something to drink. I am not saying I never have anything other than water when I am thirsty, but the majority of the time I choose water over any other beverage. Today, I plan to hopefully convince you that water is the smartest choice of beverage and I hope to persuade you to begin incorporating more water in your daily lives. Now, for those of you who do drink water; do you actually get enough water that your body needs on a daily basis? Well according to mayoclinic, everyone should strive to drink at least eight 8 ounce glasses of water a day. There are different regulations that some sources provided which depended on age, sex, physical activities and health status; but as long as you drink the eight 8 ounce glasses a day it will greatly improve your body’s functions. This may seem like a lot of water, but when you think about how much of your body is made up of water it does not seem as bad. Water makes up approximately 60% of your body weight.
So if you weight around 150 pounds, which means water makes up 90 pounds of your weight. I bet the eight 8 ounce glasses of water a day don’t really seem like that much anymore. There are so many benefits from drinking the adequate amount of water on a daily basis. Drinking water increases energy and relieves fatigue.
This is due to the fact that your brain is mostly water (approximately 70%). Drinking water helps you think, focus, and concentrate better while being more alert. Drinking water also promotes weight loss.
How many feel relatively full after drinking a bottle of water? Well drinking eight 8 ounce glasses of water a day will help you feel full longer during the day and cause you to eat less calories on a daily basis. Drinking water is actually a natural appetite suppressant while having zero calories. Drinking water and refraining from drinking other types of beverages will also cut down on calories during the day. If you choose a glass of water over a soda for example, you would remove at least 100 calories from your diet for the day, and also you would not consume all the unnecessary sugar in soda. Water is essential for people who are trying to watch their weight or lose weight. Drinking proper amounts of water also will improve your immune systems function. Drinking water will help you refrain from getting sick throughout the year. Also, according to study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, drinking water can reduce your likelihood of having a heart attack. Drinking at least 5 glasses of water a day reduced the chance of dying from a heart attack by 41%. For people who exercise regularly, water consumption is extremely important. Drinking water helps energize your muscles.
When muscles don’t have adequate amounts of fluids, they don’t work as well and performance can suffer. Water also helps remove harmful toxins from the water.
Drinking enough water on a daily basis will cause you to urinate regularly and perspire which removes toxins from the body. Also, drinking enough water ensues that one will have proper bowel movements. If a person does not have proper bowel movements, wastes in the body can become poisonous, so it is important to drink enough water and excrete wastes from the body. The last great benefit of water that I will talk about is the importance it plays in transporting nutrients to the body. Blood is made up of 92% water.
This water in the blood helps carry oxygen and other...