I've never been a coke drinker. Or any other kind of pop or drink for that matter. Just a fairly reasonable amount of coffee post-college, from where I learned to like it out of all-night-paper-and-exam-study necessities (thanks Mark and Bruce!).
But water? I liked it well enough. The proverbial 8 x 8-ounces-a-day, however, was rather beyond my reach. I was doing well if I hit 4 glasses.
I've since learned the value of drinking water, and methodically developed the habit of hitting that goal (for me) of 8+ glasses a day.
There is plenty of information available on the benefits of regularly drinking water - albeit a filtered, preferably remineralized water. Here's what Harvard Medical School has to say:
Benefits of drinking water
Water keeps every system in the body functioning properly. The Harvard Medical School Special Health Report 6-Week Plan for Health Eating notes that water has many important jobs, such as:
- carrying nutrients and oxygen to your cells
- flushing bacteria from your bladder
- aiding digestion
- preventing constipation
- normalizing blood pressure
- stabilizing the heartbeat
- cushioning joints
- protecting organs and tissues
- regulating body temperature
- maintaining electrolyte (sodium) balance.
Giving your body enough fluids to carry out those tasks means that you're staying hydrated.
If you don't drink enough water each day, you risk becoming dehydrated. Warning signs of dehydration include weakness, low blood pressure, dizziness, confusion, or urine that's dark in color.
So how much water should you drink? Most people need about four to six cups of water each day.
full article found at https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/how-much-water-should-you-drink
Did you know that water also affects the HEALTH OF YOUR SKIN? Because our skin is very much a frontline indicator of what's going on inside, the internal benefits of drinking water will have a serendipitous effect on the clarity and radiance of our skin.
If you're already a champion at hydrating yourself with fresh, clean water everyday - kudos to you! If you feel that perhaps it's not yet an important part of your body and skin health care regime, perhaps this can be a gentle reminder to start developing that habit.
Bottoms up! 😉
It’s so important to stay hydrated for all the health benefits! Thanks for the reminder to drink at least 8 cups a day. ❤️❤️❤️