Benefits Of Drinking Water Daily

One of the many natural resources of Earth is Water. It is absolutely vital for good health as, next to air, it is the key factor to our survival. All living beings on this planet would have perished if there was no water. There are many benefits of drinking water everyday. Did you know that the human brain is composed of nearly 90% of water?

Studies show than an estimated seventy-five percent of Americans have mild to chronic dehydration. It's unfortunate especially because water is available in abundance. We simply do not realize the benefits of drinking water and ignore the many signs of possible dehydration. Our body cannot function without it, just like you cannot drive a car without gas or oil.

Benefits of WATER
Benefits of WATER
Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink... - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink... - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

How low levels of water affects our body:

  • Dehydration
  • Dry mouth and skin
  • Eyes stop making tears
  • Constipation
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Excess fatigue & lightheadedness
  • Heart palpitations
  • Risk of colon, bladder & breast cancer

       ...to name a few.

Water is the base for saliva and for the fluids that surround the joints. Water also helps in regulating the body's temperature and aids in blood circulation. Water also helps in the digestion and absorption of the food we eat, and for the movement of the food through the intestines and finally the elimination of waste. Water is often the most talked about subjects when it comes to losing excess weight as it helps in the regulation of our metabolism and flushing out the harmful toxins in our body.

Medical studies have also revealed that when you drink more water, it dilutes the concentration of cancerogenic agents in the urine and that eventually prevents bladder cancer. Drinking plenty of water along with fiber-rich foods also prevents colon cancer. There is also medical evidence that drinking a minimum of eight cups of water prevents breast cancer.

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How much water should we drink everyday?

There are many approaches to help us decide on how much water should we intake. Each day we lose water through our breath, perspiration, urine and bowel movements. For our body to function properly, we must replenish its water levels by consuming foods and beverages that contain water.

On average, an adult's urine output is about 1.5 liters a day and about an additional one liter is lost through breathing, sweating, and bowel movements. Food usually provide for up to 20% of your total fluid intake, hence if you drink around 2 liters of water a day along with your normal diet, the lost fluids can be replaced. However, in the case of intense exercise, excess activity, illness or health conditions like diarrhea, fever, kidney stones etc; it is important to increase the recommended daily intake to around 2.5 to 3 liters or more.

Additionally, the Institute of Medicine recommends that pregnant women must drink 2.3 liters of fluids daily and those who breast-feed must consume around 3.1 liters to replenish the loss of fluids and to help generate more milk for the baby.

Cheers!! ..To more productive and stress-free times!
Cheers!! ..To more productive and stress-free times!

The Rewards!

Finally, some of the greatest rewards of consuming decent amounts of fluids, to name a few, are:

- that you'll feel more alert and fresh;

- your skin would be clearer and may even glow;

- you will feel more relaxed when your 'good mood' hormones are hydrated;

- you may even find it easier to lose any excess weight;

- and last but not the least, you would be less susceptible to a host of illnesses.

So why not grab yourself a glass of water right away? Cheers!

Cheers!! ..To a healthy and beautiful skin! Cheers!!..To a new You!
Cheers!! ..To a healthy and beautiful skin! Cheers!!..To a new You!

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Colin Martyn 5 years ago

A very nicely put together hub. Comprehensive in content and I particularly liked the presentation.

It feels like I'm always drinking water, yet I doubt I reach the requisite daily amount very often.


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sarclair 5 years ago

Thanks for the hub! i think I am actually thirsty now.


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cloudy_cool 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Thank you Colin & Sarclair for your kind comments. Sarclair, I'm glad my hub could make you thirsty =D

I am hoping to give as much visual effect for my readers as it can get very tiresome for anyone to read any common topic without getting bored =D


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Jalapeno10 5 years ago

A very good hub. I just learned to appreciate how vital water is. Thanks for sharing.


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cloudy_cool 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Thank you for your kind comments Jalapeno10 =)


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RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

Good stuff! I think I need to get a glass of water...


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JLClose 5 years ago from OreGONE

Great hub! I just ran to grab a glass of water. :0) I know most of this info already, but it's always great to have a refresher course. I have found that many times when I have a headache, just a simple glass of water will cure it.


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Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines

Funny, but like the others, I want to grab a glass to drink right now. It's my first this morning! I just had muscle cramps down my feet before I went to bed last night.


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cloudy_cool 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Thank you RTalloni and JLClose for your kind comments :)


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cloudy_cool 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Thank you Lita for stopping by :)

I'm glad to spread the 'thirstiness' among my readers,

with just encouragement to drink :)


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katrinasui 5 years ago

Hey Cloudy! This is a fantastic Hub. You have explained the benefits of drinking water very well. The Picture"benefits of water" is really useful. Kindly have a look on my lens about benefits of drinking water. You might like this. http://www.squidoo.com/what-are-the-health-benefit...


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cloudy_cool 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks Katrina for your kind comments.

I visited your lens and found that equally useful.

Thanks for stopping by!


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katrinasui 5 years ago

Hey Cloudy! Thanks for visiting my lens.


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remaniki 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Hi CC,

You have done a brilliant job explaining the benefits of the most important constituent in life. What a beautiful illustration! I drink lots of water and realize now that years ago, my rheumatoid arthritis could have been caused due to lack of hydration. Now I am managing the condition well mostly due to regular intake of water and exercise. Cheers, rema.


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cloudy_cool 4 years ago from London, UK Author

Great to see you here Rema. Its funny how much water can 'heal' us more effectively than the sacred Ganges :)


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xanzacow 4 years ago from North Myrtle Beach, SC

Great hub! Up and interesting!


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cloudy_cool 4 years ago from London, UK Author

@xanzacow - Thank you for your kind comments! :)


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greencha 3 years ago from UK

Interesting and very important,pity most folk don't realise this.

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