If you realized… many health problems arise from drinking inadequate amount of water and/or contaminated water.

We are advised to drink 2L of water per day (though it actually depends on one’s body size as well); however drinking too much water could lead to water intoxication, which occurs when water dilutes the sodium level in the bloodstream and causes an imbalance of water in the brain.

As long as we don’t drink too much (or don’t go over our limit, in case of health problems) drinking water won”t harm, instead, it would combat against many health problems.

1. As many of you know, the average human body is 60-70 percent water; and the human brain tissue is 85 percent water. You know what would happen if someone’s lacking of water from top to toe? (You’re gonna find it out from reading this!)

2. Our daily energy depend on water, and the lack of water is the number one trigger of daytime fatigue.

3. Water is a cleanser, healer, diet aid, fat reducer,  and is necessary to maintain constant body temperature.

4. Drinking adequate amount of water will…

  • Keep skin soft and supple
  • Keep brain sharp (A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page)
  • Significantly ease back and joint pain
  • Regulate appetite
  • Increase metabolism (Mild dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 3%)
  • Increase energy level
  • Decrease the risk of certain types of cancers, including colon cancer by 45%, bladder cancer by 50%, and breast cancer by 79%.
  • Moisturize skin and ensures proper cellular formation underneath layers of skin to give it a healthy, glowing appearance
  • Aid in the digestion process and prevents constipation
  • Help improve muscle tone
  • …etc

5. Drinking water actually prevents water retention. Salt and sodium-rich foods, imbalanced female hormones, and poor cardiac function are the most common causes for bloating.

6. Fluids that is dependent upon our water intake:

  • Blood
  • Bile
  • Pancreatic juice
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Cerebrospinal
  • Synovial
  • Urine
  • Aqueous humor
  • …etc

7. Water can treat…

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Headaches
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Colitis
  • Alcohol dependency
  • General pain
  • …etc

8. Water leads to overall greater health by flushing out wastes and bacteria that can cause disease.

9. One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters investigated in University of Washington study

10. Lack of water can cause…

  • Constipation
  • Increase the risk to kidney problems and urinary tract infections
  • …etc

So do yourself a favor by drinking adequate amount of water — it helps a lot! ;)