About 60% of your body consists of water, which may sound like a lot until you realize how far that water must travel every day. All of the organs, tissues and cells in your body require water for proper functioning.
Keeps You Hydrated
Low levels of fluid in the body can cause headaches, feelings of dizziness, lethargy, poor concentration and a dry mouth. Over a longer term, dehydration can cause constipation and can be associated with urinary tract infections and the formation of kidney stones. Regular and adequate intakes of fluid can help to address these.
General good health practices keep your body strong and ready to fend off cold germs and the flu virus. And that includes drinking plenty of water. In fact, one recent study found that staying hydrated may boost a particular immune response to enable your body to better fight the viruses.
Makes you happy
Water stimulates the flow of nutrients and hormones that release those feel-good endorphins you need to feel happy. Drinking more water will satisfy your thirst and health.
Speeds up weight loss
Digestion, which starts with saliva, needs water to help break down food and other nutrients. Once food is digested, water is then needed to help dissolve fiber and allow the body to create healthy soft stools that are easy to pass. The kidneys, intestines and liver also rely on water to flush out waste and move food through your intestinal tract.
Keep your skin glowing
Drinking enough water can make a big difference in how your skin looks. Without enough water your skin can look duller, and wrinkles and pores are more noticeable. Water plumps up the skin filling in pores and wrinkles, making them less apparent. Also, when skin is hydrated it is less likely to become dry and cracked.