Why is water good for us?

Our bodies are made up of 60% water but this does not mean we are walking reservoirs. For men it is recommended to drink at least 15 cups a day and women at least 11 cups.

Water is essential for many things and here are some good reasons why to drink it.

  • It hydrates the skin and helps us look less wrinkly
  • Lubricates our joints
  • Helps deliver oxygen throughout the body
  • Helps form saliva and mucus
  • Cushions the brain and spinal cord
  • Regulates body temperature
  • Helps regulate the digestive system
  • Helps flush out waste and toxins
  • Helps maintain blood pressure
  • Needed for our airways e.g. helps prevent asthma
  • Makes minerals and nutrients more accessible
  • Helps prevent kidney damage
  • Helps us perform better when exercising
  • Assists with weight loss
  • Reduces the effect of a hangover!

Well I will certainly drink to that!