How Does Water Help Your Body?
With the changing seasons, it is easy to forget about drinking water. No one craves a nice cup of ice cold water when the north wind is howling. But drinking water is just as important as ever when the weather starts to change. Water affects our health, our immune system, and even the appearance of our skin, and as fall rides in, we want to stay healthy and strong . . . and why not look good at the same time?
An important thing to remember in the quest to stay hydrated is not all beverages are created equal. If you are consuming coffee, alcohol or soda, these do not count as your daily water intake. Caffeine, for example, gives a quick energy boost, but it also promotes dehydration, which will leave you feeling worse later on. You need to be sure to drink six to eight cups of water a day in addition to the other things you are drinking.
ASEA Reviews How Water Can Help Appearance and Health
Water and Skin
As the weather turns cold, skin actually gets dry and chapped. It can crack, get flaky and even scab over. Dry skin makes fine lines and wrinkles more visible. If skin isn’t hydrated from the inside out, it is tight and scaly and less resilient. Water is lost in large quantities every day and needs to be replaced regularly. Drinking six to eight glasses of water daily helps rid the body and skin of toxins, improves complexion and reduces fine lines. It also helps hydrate the skin.
Water and Cleansing
Water cleans and detoxifies the body by flushing harmful toxins from it. A buildup of toxins in the body can:
- Increase a person’s chance of getting cancer
- Speed up the aging process
- Weaken the immune system
- Decrease cellular function
Water and Health
Staying hydrated is good for the heart. The human body is 60% water. Consuming six to eight glasses of water a day lowers blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, and reduces risk of heart attack. Water has a lot of other really amazing benefits. It:
- Helps with weight loss
- Decreases chance of stroke
- Supports healthy joints
- Helps with digestion and relieves constipation
- Improves eye health
- Reduces headaches caused by dehydration
- Energizes muscle cells
- Helps kidneys function properly
Water and Energy
Believe it or not, your energy level may have something to do with how much water you drink. Water affects your cells. Hydrated cells function better while producing more energy for the body. Properly functioning cells send a redox signaling molecule when they need to be healed or replaced. This redox signaling molecule is a cell’s way of communicating its health needs. Proper cellular function has been linked to a stronger immune system, disease prevention, and increased energy.
ASEA reviews redox signaling and the effects hydration has on cellular health to ensure a healthy, happy lifestyle. Why not take control of your health today and start drinking more water? It is an easy thing to do, and you are worth it. Let this autumn be the beginning of better health choices.