Fela sang, “Water, e no get enemy!” Yet, when you look around, it looks like people do not take enough water daily. The most abundant resource in the world is water and 60% of our bodies are made up of it.
Let us get one thing clear, getting 8 glasses of water a day has not been scientifically proven, it is claimed to come from a marketing gimmick, no one actually knows. But what is important is that your cells need water to function.
So why do you need to improve on your water intake this year?
It keeps your skin healthy
These days, the skincare industry has exploded but we tend to ignore a vital part of skincare, which is water. Your skin needs water to retain a certain texture and when you become dehydrated, your skin can wrinkle and become prone to skin issues.
Can Flush Your Body
When removing waste from your body, your kidneys and digestive system need water in order to do so properly
Helps Your Kidneys
Can Help You Lose Weight
Water can also help you lose weight if you drink it instead of sweetened juices and sodas. Sometimes, taking water just before meals can help prevent overeating, as it creates a sense of you being full.
Can Help Your Bowel Movement
Your rectum absorbs a lot of water from your faeces, if you don’t take enough water, it might become too difficult to pass stool. This might lead to tears and the straining might lead to haemorrhoids
It Can Help With Hangovers
Alcohol is a diuretic, which means it causes a person to pass more urine. Dehydration and electrolyte imbalances can occur as a result of fluid loss. These elements all contribute to a hangover.