8 Surprising Benefits Of Staying Hydrated
It’s one of the simplest, cheapest and most effective ways to impact cellulite: still, mineral rich water supports the lymph in a way that no other liquid can, helping to hydrate and cleanse your system. Try it for a week and you’ll notice something different about yourself and the way you feel…
- Improved skin complexion: being well hydrated helps to plump up your skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also makes your skin look clearer and brighter.
- Increased energy levels: drinking enough water helps boost your energy levels, making it easier to stay active and focused. Dehydration can cause fatigue, headaches, and difficulty in concentration, all of which can be alleviated by staying hydrated.
- Improved digestion: adequate hydration is essential for proper digestion, and can help to prevent constipation and other digestive issues. Water helps to break down food and move it through the digestive tract, which can alleviate discomfort and bloating.
- Better athletic performance: staying hydrated can help to improve your athletic performance by preventing fatigue and cramping. When you’re dehydrated, your muscles and organs don’t function as well, which can lead to decreased performance.
- Weight loss: if this is your aim, drinking water can increase feelings of fullness, which can lead to reduced calorie consumption and weight loss. Drinking water before meals can help you feel full faster and prevent overeating.
- Better mental performance: adequate hydration is essential for proper brain function and can help to improve focus and concentration. When you’re dehydrated, your brain doesn’t function as well, which can lead to difficulty in thinking, memory and decision making.
- Better joint health: staying hydrated can help to keep your joints lubricated, reducing the risk of pain and injury. Dehydration can cause joints to become stiff and painful, which can be alleviated by staying hydrated.
- Better leg health: hydration is important for circulation and can help to prevent leg cramps, varicose veins and swollen legs. When your body is dehydrated, your blood thickens, making it harder for blood to flow through your veins which can lead to varicose veins and swollen legs. In supporting the lymph, water helps to maintain your legs contours, discourage and limit cellulite (which is the symptom of a congested lymph). Additionally, adequate hydration can prevent muscle cramping, which is a common issue for people with varicose veins.
One tip with water: try to drink still mineral water and no less than 1.5 litres of it every day. Remember too that not all waters are equal. The best bottled water has a low dry residue. Dry residue is the salt, minerals, heavy metals, pesticides and plastic particles in unidentified quantity in the water – it’s a measurement of the deposit of these elements if the water completely evaporated. It’s also usually more pleasant to drink. So if you’re drinking water to support the lymph, your body’s natural waste removal system, drink one with a low dry residue like Spar, Montcalm, Aqua Carpatica, Volvic and Contrex (which is a bit of an acquired taste but much loved by water connoisseurs).