So you’re on a weight loss kick but you are not losing much weight. Evil calories are everywhere and you are struggling to beat them. When every calorie matters water plays important role.
Water is an essential part of a healthy diet. Whether you are a bodybuilder, sportsperson or just someone interested in long term health; water is very important.
5 reasons you should drink more water
People are not drinking enough water. As a result they are experiencing many health problems that could otherwise be avoided. Here are 5 compelling reasons you should drink more water.
- Helps the kidneys
If you eat a lot of protein because you are a bodybuilder you need to drink lots of water to help flush out your kidney. Protein molecules are quite large and can strain the kidneys.
- Cleans away toxins
A simple but powerful benefit of drinking water is that it cleans away many of the toxins that build up in your body. Your bowels and digestive tract are full of nasties that need to be washed away and water is the best way to do it.
- Curbs cravings
If you drink more water you will find you feel full in between meals and are therefore less likely to snack on junk food. This is a good tip for anyone who is having troubles with the sugar cravings.
- More energy during the day
When you wake up in the morning your body is dehydrated from the night’s sleep. Many people wake up with a headache and attribute it to sleeping on your neck funny but it is actually because you are in a state of dehydration. Start your morning with a tall glass of water; the headache will go away and you will find you have more energy during the day. Nothing slows you down like a headache.
- Can cure minor health problems
Many people are going to read this last one and think I am crazy but I am a firm believer that drinking more water can help cure some minor health problems. There are cases in Asia and the Middle East where doctors have used large doses of water to treat patients with great success. Similarly, my Chinese Doctor often says that many of the problems people come to him for could be avoided if people only drank more water. While there is no hard and fast science behind this (yet) I do feel it is important for people to know about.