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Why you need to drink more water and its benefits

Updated: Aug 10

Water is essential for each and every cell in the body to function effectively. The digestive system works efficiently with adequate hydration. Water aids to flush toxins from the body, improves better kidney function, keeps your joints lubricated, and regulates body temperature. According to Mayo Clinic, the recommended water intake is 11.5 cups for women and 15.5 cups for men. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) encourages the intake of water to remain healthy.


There are some simple practical tips to increase your water intake.


Consume your vegetables and fruits

Research suggests that about 22% of the population's daily consumption is derived from food. You can keep your body hydrated by eating vegetables and fruits which contains 85% or more water. Cucumber and lettuce contain 96% water. According to the Institute of Medicine's recommendations, we must consume 20% of our daily water intake. Moreover, fruits and vegetables are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that improves your health



Keep a water intake journal

Seeing your track record can help encourage you to maintain your fluid requirements. You can try Lifetrons Health App which monitors fluids, calories, and nutrients

Set a daily aim

To be effective, goals need to be smart which is an acronym for the following parameters:

Specific

Measurable

Attainable

Realistic

Time-bound

Recording your progress can be encouraging to achieve your goal.




Drink a glass of water before every meal

Drinking a glass of water can help you consume fewer calories.





Add flavor

You can add ingredients like lemon, and honey to flavor your water which can enhance the taste and encourage you to increase your water intake.






Benefits of drinking water


Helps to keep calories under control

Sugary drinks can increase your risk for type 2 diabetes, and obesity as it contains higher calories.






Promotes weight loss

Your body can burn more calories when you drink more water due to the positive effects it has on metabolism. According to a study in the journal Frontiers, it is mentioned that increased hydration results in weight loss.





Improves the skin, and hair texture

Dehydration can lead to brittle hair and dull skin. Drinking enough water improves the appearance of your skin and hair.







Prevents dehydration

Drinking water is a good way to prevent dehydration symptoms which include headaches, fatigue, blood pressure, weakness, etc.







Helps to optimize digestion

Water is required for the production of stomach acid which is required to digest food properly. It also plays an important role in the absorption of nutrients.





Improves brain activity

Water makes up 75% of the brain and dehydration can lead to decreased cognitive performance including memory and concentration.




Lifetrons water tracker?



It's simple to customize our drink water reminder app. In your Lifetrons settings, you can set a goal on how many glasses of water you want to drink. Lifetrons water app will then remind you to drink and monitor your water throughout the day through notifications.


Final Verdict

Water plays an important role in various bodily functions.


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