Drinking proper amount of water is very beneficial for the body. Here are few reasons to make sure you’re drinking enough water or other fluids every day:
Drinking the water helps in maintaining the balance of body fluids. Your body is composed of about 60% the water. The functions of the bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, creation of the saliva, the circulation, transportation of the nutrients and the maintenance of body temperature.
Through the posterior pituitary gland, the brain communicates with kidneys and tells it how much of the water is required to be excreted as urine or hold for reserves. The water also helps in preventing kidney stone formation in the body. Thus kidney patients are adviced by Doctors to drink a lot of water daily.
The water helps to control calories. For years, dieters been drinking lots of the water as a weight loss strategy. While the water does not have any magical effect on weight loss, substituting it with the high calorie beverages can certainly help.
Choose the water or a non-caloric beverage over a caloric beverage and/or eat the diet higher in the water-rich foods that are healthier, more filling, and help trimming calorie intake.
Myth: You need to drink eight glasses of the water every day.
Fact: No one’s sure where the so-called 8-by-8 rule came from, that the human body works best on eight 8-ounce glasses of the water per day. The daily requirement of the water depends on your diet, size and unique body chemistry. In order to determine how much the water you should drink, weigh yourself each morning for 3 – 4 days in a row — pick a time other than the period to rule out hormone-induced the water retention. If a whole pound lost a day, it means you came up short on liquids the day before. Drink a pint of the water or juice first thing in the morning for every pound lost and adjust the daily intake of the water / fluids until your weight is steady.
Myth: Drink only when you feel thirsty and you’ll get all of the fluids you need.
Fact: “Exercise blunts the mechanism of thirst,” as stated by L. Bonci. The brain could not respond timely because an Individual normally loses the fluids so rapidly. Men lose less amount of the water than women does while exercising. Make sure to have an extra 20 ounces of the water to dehydrate an hour before you hit the gym. It generally takes about one hour for the liquid to travel from the gut to the muscles.
Myth: Tea and coffee dehydrate you.
Fact: The liquid in your favorite morning caffeine boost still counts toward your hydration goal. After all, it’s basically the water, unless you muck it up with flavored syrups or dairy. The caffeinated beverages would not dehydrate you when consumed in moderation, i.e., 5 cups or less per day of tea, cola or coffee.
Conclusion: The water intake in proper quantity is good for health.