If you’ve been reading about how to improve your nutrition plan, chances are good you have a handle on carbs, proteins, fats, and calories.
But, one often left out topic in good nutrition is that of hydration. More importantly, water.
Many people are walking around in a chronically dehydrated state, which is only working directly against their goal to get as healthy as possible.
Let’s go over why drinking more water is so critical so that you can start being more motivated to get in your 8-10 glasses per day.
Water Is The Best Cleanser Around
With all the latest cleanse programs that people everywhere tend to jump on in hopes of kick-starting weight loss, the easiest and smartest cleanse you can do is simply drinking more water.
Water is completely natural for your body – in fact, your body is made of a large part of water itself. It’s going to help cleanse your system, eliminating any toxin buildup and ensuring that your body is in proper working order.
Ditch all the fancy cleanse concoctions and simply focus on adding a few tall glasses
of water to your day. Include a slice of lemon for bonus points as lemon natural detoxifies as well.
Water Ups Your Energy Level
One thing some people don’t know is that drinking more water can also lead to increased energy levels. It’s a calorie free way to give your day a boost. Sure beats that piece of chocolate or cookie you may normally eat mid-afternoon.
When you are in a state of dehydration, this will bring down your natural energy levels, making it harder to maintain your busy lifestyle. By drinking more, you’ll see direct benefits.
Water Speeds Up Your Metabolic Rate
Another important thing to remember is that maintaining adequate hydration is also key for keeping your metabolic rate moving along nicely.
Those who aren’t drinking enough will be quick to notice that their metabolism takes a tumble. This can make it harder to lose body fat, causing frustration to set in.
Many people also mistake thirst for hunger and eat when they really just needed to drink, so if this happens to you, that’s another reason why you may find that you are struggling with
Water Helps Ensure Proper Kidney Function
Finally, don’t overlook the fact that getting sufficient water is imperative to keep your kidney’s functioning their best. They filter out waste products every second of the day and without sufficient water, the process is hindered.
Over time, this can lead to kidney problems and pain.
So make sure that you are putting in enough effort to get more water in each and every day. If you aren’t drinking at least 8 glasses, you need to be drinking more.
Yours In Health,