A few days ago, I got an email from a reader wanting to know the benefits of drinking more water. So I decided to write a post to explain.

Most people know that drinking water is crucial to our survival as humans. However,  many of us don’t drink the recommended 8 8-oz glasses of water per day. Here are my top 5 reasons for drinking more water which, may help you to reach your daily recommended amount:


1. Helps You To Lose Weight

When your body is not getting enough water, it stores water in fat and slows your metabolism. therefore, if you drink enough water per day you will lose some extra fat and be able to burn more calories in total. Also water can make you feel full and as a result stop you from snacking and putting on unnecessary weight.

2. Good For Your Skin

Drinking water helps to hydrate your skin cells and increase blood flood flow, both of which will help to make your skin look younger and much healthier. Also, research suggests that water can help to reduce spots.

3. Gives You Energy

Water flushes out toxins from your body and helps all our organs to work properly and most efficiently, this helps us to put focus more on important tasks and gives us more energy.

4. Helps Our Brain To Function Efficiently

Water helps to carry oxygen to the brain which, is a fundamental ingredient to it’s function. When our brain is performing at it’s peak we are able to focus more and be in a happier mood. Also, our brain is made of about 75% water and when it is dehydrated it shrinks very slightly, giving us a headache. Therefore, drinking more water can help to prevent headaches.

5. Helps To Build Muscle

Drinking water can increase the appearance of the size of our muscles by “bulking them up”. Water also helps to lubricate our muscles and can prevent muscle cramps.

Thanks for reading and if you have any more benefits of drinking water that you think should have been included please feel free to post them in the comments.

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