Water and Its Health Benefits with Some Facts and Myths

Water is an important part of our lives and clean drinking water is something that is vital for our health but also beneficial for a healthy life.
Water is an important part of our lives and clean drinking water is something that is vital for our health but also beneficial for a healthy life. | Source


“Water is good for your health”

We all must have heard this sentence repeatedly in our lives by now. However, most of us do not take it very seriously as a must follow fact. Water indeed is one of the most significant gifts blessed to us by God. It is conceived to be an essential element to maintain human health whose value in our lives cannot be denied at any cost.

Below are some of the very important reasons that will surely play a very convincing role for you in picking up a glass of water and drink.

HEART HEALTH:

Various studies reveal and doctors also advise that drinking a good quantity of water helps us to maintain a healthy heart. Keeping yourself hydrated from water reduces the risk of heart attacks. It is said that water absorbs quickly into blood stream and helps thins the blood. This prevents the blood from formation of clots in addition to averting artery clogging.

WEIGHT LOSS:

For those who look forward to weight reduction, drinking water has its benefits. Water acts as an appetite suppressant .This is because water carries the property of helping in metabolism for burning of the excessive amount of calories. This feature makes it important to keep our metabolic activity in a sound shape and provide it with water which keeps the whole system smooth and running. Therefore if you are thinking of following a weight loss program it is highly recommended to consume a good amount of water throughout the day.

ENERGY GIVING:

Drinking water greatly helps in reviving your energy and refreshing you up. Feeling thirsty leaves you dehydrated which leads to issues like continuous fatigue, dizziness, and weakness. Drinking a glass of water provides you an instant amount of energy which is helpful in boosting your body energy levels up.

DIGESTIVE ISSUES:

Water is also considered beneficial in curing stomach acidity in addition to the indigestion problems. It helps in removal of harmful toxins and waste from the body. It is recommended to drink almost eight glasses of water a day to help improve the digestive issues.Not only this, water also helps in digesting food properly. Thus the advantages of drinking more water cannot be denied with regard to the digestive issues.

HEALTHY SKIN:

For a healthy skin, water is really considered beneficial. It is often advised by beauticians and doctors to consume as much water as you can. Water is known best in removing toxins from your body, therefore it leaves a real good effect on your skin. With less water intake the toxins build up in body and may result in skin problems like acne. Drinking an adequate amount of water also prevents dry skin. Skin disorders like eczema or psoriasis are also curable to certain extent with water. Water has the property of hydrating your body, therefore a person who makes sure to take a large amount of water can never have a dry skin problem.

HOW TO MAKE SURE TO DRINK WATER REGULARLY:

Considering the great benefits of drinking water, it is important to ensure that we should take it necessarily. Many people forget that they have to consume enough water during their day. For that reason, one must make the habit of drinking water a part of the day and make sure to keep a water bottle all the time.

Another important thing to remember for drinking water is to take it sip by sip. Sipping water allows the body to absorb it slowly. Some people have the habit of gulping water in one go. This is absolutely not recommended as it will give you a bloated feeling. It is also not at all healthy to take big quantity of water in one go.

SOME INTERESTING WATER FACTS:

  • An average person can consume almost three gallons of water a day. That makes it almost 48 cups.
  • Many foods like milk and fruits have high water content.
  • Water expands in freezing unlike other liquids.
  • A person who travels by air loses approximately 1.5 liters of water during a three hour flight.
  • Drinking too much of water can also cause damage to body and may result in hypothermia. As the sodium in the blood drops to a dangerously low level.
  • Water reduces the dangers of cysts by clearing out the bacteria in the bladder.

SOME MYTHS ABOUT WATER:

  • Drink eight glasses of water a day.

No one is sure who came up with this idea of having an eight glasses of water a day. The truth is you have to figure out yourself how much water you will be able to drink. Adjust your body slowly and increase your water intake while taking your time. Don’t put too much stress on compulsory eight glasses of water a day. Remember you don’t want to end up with a sick feeling at the end of the day.

  • Bottled water is better for you than a tap one.

The water that comes out of your tap contains nutrients like zinc, sodium, calcium and other minerals. All these nutrients stay in water even If it is a filtered one.

The bottled water is mostly good for those who are traveling or cannot get it directly from the tap.

  • Vitamin water is better for you than the plain one.

The water that is processed and an extra amount of added nutrients are not as beneficial for you as the natural one. In fact, in vitamin water an extra amount of sugar is also added to make the taste better. There is however no comparison to the natural filtered water and the benefits it gives to you.


The benefits and healthy effects of drinking water cannot be denied. We must ensure a balanced amount of water intake during our day in order to get the most advantage out of the habit of consuming an adequate amount of water.

Have fun drinking water and maintain a good health.


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TheSolarSage 4 years ago from devon, england

Some very cool facts here, I think waters incredibly important and really under appreciated these days. keep it up.


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learner365 4 years ago Author

Hi TheSolarSage...Thank you very much for the appreciation and stopping by.It is true many people ignore to take water in enough quantity.We must really try to change our this habit for the better!!!


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catrus 4 years ago from Philippines

Great hub. Water should remain as everyone's favorite drink!


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learner365 4 years ago Author

Thank you so much catrus for your appreciation and coming by :)


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mathira 4 years ago from chennai

Highly informative hub about the essential lifeline, water.


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learner365 4 years ago Author

Thank you mathira. I appreciate your stopping by and your comment !!!


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Very informative and useful.


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learner365 4 years ago Author

Hi Vellur...Thank you for stopping by and your feedback :)


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

I like this hub but I would also like to see the harmful effects of certain chemicals that being placed into our drinking water supplies, due to the fact that water needs to be filtered out as you stated. Chemicals such a Florine, Chlorides, and other highly active chemical agents used for cleansing out harmful bacteria & germs in our drinking water supply, in many naturally occurring water systems.

I was an engineering student many years back and took some course on such things as fluid mechanics, environmental engineering and such, that's why I'm looking for more here, or anywhere else for that matter.

Other than that your hub on Water was superb, I find your writing to be truly awesome indeed, you have definitely raised the bar here, when it comes to technical writing, and detailed informative content.

Oh maybe even add some factual reference links to gain, more feedback from the search engines, that's the other thing I noticed here. Good luck Learner, I sense your writing ability is going to put you on the top here in due time, I just hope we all get a chance as well.

I'm pretty sure there's many more parameters, and factors at work on the web, besides just writing. Voted up on all levels, and getting shared outside of this awesome place known as hubpages.


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learner365 4 years ago Author

CloudExplorer...Regarding the harmful effects of chemicals used to filter the water,i was thinking of doing a separate hub about that also.So someday you will also see that in my list of Hubs :)

Thank you for your further suggestions about adding extra links and your encouragement. I believe i am still in the process of learning many things and with time i will be trying my best to improve more.I really truly appreciate your feedback.Thank you so much !!!


celina 4 years ago

good facts and cool to hear it!


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learner365 4 years ago Author

Thank you celina for appreciation and coming by :)


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dwachira 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

As they say "Water is life" and your article just did that statement the justice. Voted up and useful.


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi learner365 all important and useful facts for the use of water to keep healthy and fit . This hub will help everyone to know how important it is to drink water daily .

Vote up and more !!!


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learner365 4 years ago Author

Hi dwachira....Thank you so much for your continued appreciation of my articles and your time for reading them. Thanks again :)


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learner365 4 years ago Author

Hi there kashmir56...Thank you so much for dropping in your comment.I am glad you found the information provided useful for all.Thanks again for coming by and votes :)


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curious dreamer 3 years ago from India

nice hub


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learner365 3 years ago Author

Hi curious dreamer.... Thank you for dropping in your feedback on the Hub. I appreciate :)


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learner365 3 years ago Author

Hi curious dreamer.... Thank you for dropping in your feedback on the Hub. I appreciate :)


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newusedcarssacram 3 years ago from Sacramento, CA, U.S.A

Water is literally life for us, and somehow we neglect it the most. Thanks for the reminder.


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learner365 3 years ago Author

Hi newusedcarssacram... Indeed water is very necessary for us and most of us do not realize how important it is for our well being. Thank you for dropping in your comment. I appreciate :)


cortcall 21 months ago

I have psoriasis and I drink a lot of water everyday...


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learner365 20 months ago Author

Hi Cortcall.... Drinking lots of water every day really helps to ease out Psoriasis . Hope you will feel better soon !

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