What’s In Her Bottle? 5 Reasons You Need to Drink This
22 Oct, 2012
Written by Heather Riggleman
Come on ladies, say it with me, “Water is your friend.” In case y’all have been hanging out on Facebook, I’ve been attempting to rid myself of my addiction to my favorite soft drink–Pepsi. Here are 5 reasons motivating me to kick my habit to the curb…of course, a Pepsi once in a blue moon isn’t all that bad, but drinking 64 ounces of water daily–it’s a vital necessity.
So we all know water is good for us. Yet we don’t know the reasons behind staying hydrated nor do we have a habit of drinking water. What if I told you it makes you look beautiful, younger, healthier, and helps shed the pounds? Then would you drink a bit more? Here’s a few tips of why I’m switching to good ol’ H2O.
Water is one of the best power punching tool for weight loss. It often replaces high-calorie drinks like soda and juice and alcohol with a drink that doesn’t have any calories. But it’s also a great appetite suppressant, and often when we think we’re hungry, we’re actually just thirsty. Water has no fat, no calories, no carbs, no sugar. Drink plenty to help your weight-loss regimen.
Water helps to maintain healthy body weight by increasing metabolism and regulating appetite.
2. Energy Boost
Lacking in the water department zaps your body of energy. Often when we feel sluggish and tired, it is because we don’t have the one vital nutrient our body needs to replenish cells and help our body work at its peak performance. Mild dehydration is considered as little as 1 or 2 percent of your body weight. If you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated — and this can lead to fatigue, muscle weakness, dizziness and other symptoms. So grab a water bottle. Rule of thumb, try to get in 64 ounces a day.
3. Gorgeous Skin
I rarely have acne issues–unless it’s that time of the month. The other reason is largely in part to drinking so much water. I LOVE my coffee, but before I head to my favorite cup, I down 16 ounces of water. Caffeine dehydrates your body but water replenishes it. I used to think three cups of coffee was a hearty breakfast until I noticed how dull my skin was beginning to look. Skin is the largest organ on our bodies and its the first thing people notice. It needs a little more TLC and water keeps it from looking dull, tight and flakey.
4. Headache cure
Do you get headaches often? I did, especially in my college days. I figured out the culprit was all the soda and barely any water. According to About.com,
It’s not known precisely how dehydration causes headaches. According to some experts, it’s a by-product of the body’s effort to maintain adequate fluid levels. The blood vessels narrow, reducing the brain’s supply of blood and oxygen. According to LeWine, the brain can’t feel pain, so the headache discomfort may result from pain receptors in the lining that surrounds the brain. The loss of electrolytes may also contribute to dehydration headaches.
5. Toxin Fighter
Yuck, the last thing I want to even think about is what is in my body or what my body is trying to fight. Drinking water aids in riding our bodies of toxins that build up in our systems. Water leads to overall greater health by flushing out wastes and bacteria that can cause disease.
So the next time your sweet tea or Pepsi is beckoning you, go for that water bottle first. Think of these great reasons to refresh your body with a little H2O!
Need another reason to add water to your diet? Check out these tips from Her View From Home feature writer Heather Casperson. She tells you how water can help eliminate your cravings!
Feature photo source: Not found.