Your body's major organs have first call on the water, and your skin gets only what is left, therefore, drinking sufficient water will help keep your skin supple and plumped up, lessening the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles.
Drinking water is great news for those who are trying to lose weight. A water shortage in your body can make you think you are hungry when in actual fact you are thirsty.
Increase your water intake, and if you feel hungry between meals, have another glass of water. Those "hunger pangs" are most probably your body crying out for more water.
Scientific Studies Show Water May Lengthen Your Life!
There have been more than 150 studies worldwide on the impact of water on health. Among the findings are
- Men who drank 6 x 250ml (8 oz) glasses of water each day were only half as likely to develop bladder cancer than those who drank just a glass per day. (Harvard School of Public Health, Boston)
- Water drinkers reduced their risk of breast cancer by 79%. (Centre for Human Nutrition at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom)
- Women who drank more than five glasses of water a day reduced their risk of colon cancer by 45%. (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre, Seattle, Washington)
- Sufficient water is as important to heart health as other factors such as diet, exercise, and abstinence from smoking.
Healthy men who drank 5 or more glasses of water every day had a 54% decrease in the risk of fatal coronary heart disease compared with those who drank only 2 glasses of water.
Women who drank 5 glasses of water lowered their fatal heart attack risk by 41%.
People who replaced some of the water with other fluids, such as fruit juice, milk, or soda drinks, did not receive the same protection. (Loma Linda University and Medical Centre, California)
Don't take water for granted. Start today replenishing your body, and begin to reap its many rewards.