Drink water?Why?How will water benefit you?Why should you drink water?How much water is enough?How to drink more water?13 Cool facts about water which no one tells you is the one post you must bookmark to remember why you need to drink more water.
What I must tell you at the beginning:
Water is a miracle fluid.Oxygen and water are essentials for life.If you think drinking tea, coffee, juices will take care of your water needs, stop kidding yourself.
About water, a lot of varied information will fly.I want to help you know the truth from the myths!
- 13 Cool Facts About Water which No One Tells You
- What are the factors which will determine your water needs
- How do you know you are drinking enough water?
- How to drink more water?
- How to make your child drink more water?
- Listen to the podcast
- Watch the video
13 Cool Facts About Water which No One Tells You
1)Drink 500 ml water half an hour before each meal.This will not only help you meet daily water goals but also help you lose excess weight.
3)Water when replacing sugar-laden calorie-heavy drinks help you cut down on extra calories.With obesity a rising epidemic, you can’t afford to ignore this.
4)Physical activity and cognitive function are both improved with good hydration.Important especially in athletes and children to drink adequate water on a daily basis.
5)Older people . may experience delirium and dementia with dehydration.Since their thirst sensation is often altered It’s important for the elderly to drink adequate water.
6)The most obvious effect is on your gut health.If you don’t visit the loo regularly for your morning calls its something you need to think about.Constipation is not cool.A healthy bowel makes a healthy person.
7)Your kidney is crucial in managing your body’s water balance and blood pressure..Your kidney also needs water to filter the toxins from your blood which gets excreted in urine.
No water and this filtration system get strained and urine is decreased and is high-colored.
8)Drink water to prevent a headache and be happy.
Mood swings, irritability, and headache triggers are common signs of low water intake.Lack of adequate water may act as a trigger for migraines.
9)Water intake helps to increase concentration and cognition in children.
10)Adequate water intake reduces urinary tract infection.
11)Water intake has a strong preventive action against kidney and urinary stone formation.
12)It also reduces hypertension, fatal coronary heart diseases, venous thromboembolism.It keeps your cardiovascular system healthy.
13)Water has an effect on your gut health .If you don’t visit the loo regularly for your morning calls, its something you need to think about.Constipation is not cool.A healthy bowel makes a healthy person.This evidence needs more corroboration though.But I think you already know the truth about this.
What are the factors which will determine your water needs
Your general health status .how healthy you are.During fevers, disease states, water need may be increased.
- In the hot climate you will need more water to meet your hydration needs.
- Exercise: High BMR states and increase in physical activity means you sweat more and your body needs more water.
- Pregnancy or breastfeeding status .Both these physiologic states need good hydration
Water has a lot of actions other than just hydration.Its range of goodness makes it the right thing to add to your new year health goals.
How do you know you are drinking enough water?
- You will not be thirsty
- You will have great energy.
- Your urine will be light colored.
- You will be making all your cells happy.
How to drink more water?
- Carry your own cool water bottle.Have fruit infusion water.Not fruit juice, or drinks.
- Eat plenty of fruits and veggies.They contain a lot of water and can help fulfill your water needs along with nutrition needs.
How to make your child drink more water?
- Drink water with them.The best way to teach them is by setting an example.
- Make drinking water fun using a sipper or a straw.
- Include plenty of fruits and veggies in their diet.
- Have a water drinking challenge every day, with the loser having to do whatever the winner says.
Listen to the podcast summarizing the main points.
Written as a part of #ChatterPrompts’13 Cool Facts About Water which No One Tells You
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