By Rachel Venokur-Clark, Eat. Drink. Better
Water is essential. Your body is made up of over 70% water; making water the single most important nutrient, apart from oxygen. Water not only re-hydrates your body, but it moves vital nutrients though out your body, removes waste from your system, aids in digestion and can even help you to lose weight.
Itís ideal to drink at least 8 glasses of water though out the day to ensure you are getting all of the amazing benefits water has to offer. Donít wait until your body tells you are thirsty, by that point you are already dehydrated and may be feeling false hunger pangs. Our brains canít decipher the difference between being thirsty and being hungry. The stomach growl you experience at 3PM may actually be your body telling you that you have not had enough water today.
Headaches, poor concentration, fatigue, constipation and dry skin are signals that you are not drinking enough water. Your body may also retain water, holding on to the small supply it is getting, if you do not give it enough water. When you begin to drink more water daily, these symptoms should begin to alleviate.
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