101 Benefits of Drinking Water – why 101? Because I want to show you the importance of drinking water for your health. Nobody ever counted them and don’t worry, I will not do this either 🙂
– The reality is that there is an infinite number of reasons to drink water.
Do you want to stay young, look good, feel good, restore energy, boost your immune system, fight disease and avoid getting fat?
– Then, water should be your #1 dietary supplement, every single day!
Benefits of Drinking Water for the Human Body
I explained previously, the importance of drinking water is all about the functions of water in the body, and you can see them all below:
Read and amaze yourself about the benefits of drinking water as I read them from Dr F. Batmanghelidj’s books:
Benefits of drinking water for Brain
The human brain on adults consists of about 85% water and is extremely sensitive to water loss. It is said that the brain cannot tolerate even a 1% loss of water in order to function properly. (Remember that nerve cells don’t regenerate like the other cells in the body).
Drinking water helps to prevent Brain and Mental Disorders – “Mens Sana in Corpore Sano” (Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body) – used to say the ancient Latins
A brain that functions well gives us peace of mind and relaxation. Treat an irritated person with a glass of water and you will notice how he will calm down and change his mood.
Benefits of drinking water to Increase Body Energy
Water is our internal main source of energy – It generates electric and magnetic energy inside our body cells and provides the power to live.
Water also regulates the body temperature
Benefits of drinking water in Hypertension
Drinking water helps prevent and treat High Blood Pressure:
Our blood is about 83% water and it need to be fluid for the proper tension on the arteries and on the heart. Water deficit will consequently affect the circulation starting with the capillaries which can become clogged in the case of intense lack of blood fluidity and elasticity of their walls (remember, water deficit in the body, affects the blood circulation (remember that the blood is 83% water).
The circulatory system adapts by shrinking in capacity. Initially, peripheric capillaries close down, and eventually the larger vessels tighten their walls to keep blood vessels full. The tightening leads to a measurable rise in tension in the arteries, called Hypertension.
Hydration is crucial in preventing and treating high blood pressure without using diuretics or medication.
Benefits of drinking water in Heart Disease Prevention
Hydration is essential to prevent burden of arteries of the heart and brain.
When we don’t drink enough water, the heart becomes sufficiently incapacitated to begin showing failure. In a moderate to severe dehydration, the process begins with the spasm and then permanent obstruction, of small artery.
In a case of heart failure, water is immediately more essential to the patient than any other medication!
Benefits of drinking water to Eliminate Toxins
Many diseases, including the aging process are related to the accumulation of toxins and high levels of acidity in the body
We need to drink enough water everyday to dilute, eliminate toxins and balance the pH level.
* Drinking 1-2 glasses of water first thing in the morning, will act like a laxative, preventing constipation.
Benefits of drinking water in Weight Loss
Water is the main factor in the dissolution of proteins, carbohydrates and minerals in the metabolic process.
When the system function well, nutrients are properly used by the body, fat turns into vital energy and doesn’t get accumulated. Drinking water assists in Natural Weight Loss without a drastic diet
Water also helps in maintaining the muscle tone
Benefits of drinking water in High Cholesterol
We get cholesterol deposits in the arteries of the heart or brain or on the inner wall of the arteries of the body because of dehydration.
Drinking water helps to adjust Cholesterol Levels
Benefits of drinking water For Skin
Skin health is just the reflection of our internal health. Any dermatologist can tell what part of your body is affected just by looking at your skin.
Hydration and detoxification start inside and continues outside and to maintain a beautiful healthy looking skin we need to drink enough water everyday.
On the other side, skin disorders are well related to the improper intake of water.
Benefits of drinking water For Eye Care
Water moisten the skin tissues outside and inside the body.
My optometrist told me that cornea is 80% water. Working long hours on the computer makes the eyes dry. Just closing the eyes for a few seconds every hour and blinking frequently allows liquid from the tear glands to moisturize and lubricate the cornea.
He recommended regular drinking of water for good eye health…
Benefits of drinking water in Arthritis Symptoms and Joint Pain Relief
Water lubricates joints and cushions that support the vertebral column and allow them to move smooth and easy. Pain appears when there is too much friction between the bones due to dehydration.
Pain-killer medication will not cure the problem, but mask the underlying cause and take you away from what you really need – Hydration
Benefits of drinking water in Water Retention
When you assure a flow of fluid to your body, this will eliminate the excess of water in the tissues. Drinking more water along with some salt intake will help resolving the problem
Benefits of drinking water in Cancer Prevention
According to Dr. Batmanghelidj, dehydration (which is a shortage of water and salt), diminishes the capacity of the immune system to create red cells (which fight diseases) in the body.
Water also transports oxygen to all the cells, tissues and organs. Cancer cells, which are anaerobic organisms cannot survive in an oxygenated medium, so they will not resist in a well hydrated body with a good blood circulation.
There are even more benefits of drinking water and you can read them all in Dr. Batmanghelidj’s books
Don’t forget that as explained in the importance of drinking water page, you need to add salt intake intake along with the water you drink. These two elements will keep you away from health problems and costly treatments.
You will find more benefits of drinking water throughout my pages.
One question though: