5 Benefits of Drinking Water (#2 will SHOCK you)

We all know drinking water daily has a tremendous amount of benefits. Whether it be within our physical appearance, our digestive system or our overall energy levels – Water is KEY.

Well here is our compiled list of five unknown benefits of water.

5. Your level of Hydration has MAJOR effects on your energy, as well as your brain functions.

This may sound like a common fact but studies show that even mild dehydration (1-3% of body weight) can impair many aspects of brain function.

“A 1-3% fluid loss equals about 1.5-4.5 lbs (0.5-2 kg) of body weight loss for a 150 lbs (68 kg) person. This can easily occur through normal daily activities, let alone during exercise or high heat”

4. Natural Headache Remedy

The simple task of drinking water may also be the underlying culprit for your headaches and migraines. Water helps to relieve and prevent headaches which are commonly caused by dehydration.

3. Prevents Backaches

Along with headaches -dehydration is often an overlooked cause of back pain.

The bones of your vertebrae are supported by discs. And the central nucleus of each disc is made of water. A lack of water can compromise these discs leading to back pain.

2. Assist with nasal and throat congestion

A very unknown benefit of water (which could save us all the blues from winter colds) is its natural remedy for beating colds! Drinking liquids is a well known natural remedy for colds, coughs and a sore throat. But hydration prior to illness is the key to staying away from nasal and throat congestion all year round. 

It dissolves phlegm and also helps to remove it from your respiratory tract. As such, it can provide relief from a sore throat. It also helps in clearing nasal congestion.

Yes, it is simple. But sometimes little changes can make a world of a difference. (pro-tip drinking water with lemon will also aid in avoiding illness and help you if you are not a regular water fan)

1. Prevents Bad Breath

You may think bad breath stimulates solely from the garlic in your pasta but in addition to the food you eat, dehydration can also cause bad breath. Drinking you

Drinking a sufficient amount of water washes away leftover food particles and oral bacteria that lead to bad breath.

So starting and ending each meal with a glass of water will do wonders for not just you but all of your dinner guests and significant others too!

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