Why To Drink More Water?

It’s no heavenly, but surely a gift of God

We all need water. It is the basic necessity of our life. Our body is majorly composed of water. Apart from these facts, there are plenty of reasons to drink water. In fact, drinking water (either plain or in the form of other fluids or foods) is essential to your health.

“Think of water as a nutrient your body needs that is present in liquids, plain water, and foods. All of these are essential daily to replace the large amounts of water lost each day,” says Joan Koelemay, RD, dietitian for the Beverage Institute, an industry group.

When our water intake does not equal our output, we can become dehydrated. Fluid losses are accentuated in warmer climates, during strenuous exercise, in high altitudes, and in older adults, whose sense of thirst may not be as sharp.

1

Here are six  major reasons to make sure we are drinking enough water or other fluids every day:

1. Drinking Water Helps Maintain the Balance of Body Fluids.

Our body is composed of about 60% water. The functions of these bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature.

When we are low on fluids, the brain triggers the body’s thirst mechanism. And unless we are taking medications that make us thirsty. So we should get ourselves a drink of water, juice, milk, coffee — anything but alcohol.

“Alcohol interferes with the brain and kidney communication and causes excess excretion of fluids which can then lead to dehydration,” says an expert.

2. Water Can Help Control Calories.

For years, dieters have been drinking lots of water as a weight loss strategy. While water doesn’t have any magical effect on weight loss, substituting it for higher calorie beverages can certainly help.

“What works with weight loss is if you choose water or a non-caloric beverage over a caloric beverage and/or eat a diet higher in water-rich foods that are healthier, more filling, and help you trim calorie intake,” says Penn State researcher Barbara Rolls, PhD, author of The Volumetrics Weight Control Plan.

Food with high water content tends to look larger, its higher volume requires more chewing, and it is absorbed more slowly by the body, which helps you feel full. Water-rich foods include fruits, vegetables, broth-based soups, oatmeal, and beans.

3. Water Helps Energize Muscles.

Drinking enough fluids is important when exercising. During exercise, it is recommended that people start drinking fluids early, and drink them at regular intervals to replace fluids lost by sweating.

4. Water Helps Keep Skin Looking Good.

Our skin contains plenty of water, and functions as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss. But don’t expect over-hydration to erase wrinkles or fine lines, says Atlanta dermatologist Kenneth Ellner, MD.

“Dehydration makes our skin look dry and wrinkled, which can be improved with proper hydration,” he says. “But once we are adequately hydrated, the kidneys take over and excrete excess fluids.”

We can also help “lock” moisture into our skin by using moisturizer, which creates a physical barrier to keep moisture in.

5. Water Helps Our Kidneys.

Body fluids transport waste products in and out of cells. The main toxin in the body is blood urea nitrogen, a water-soluble waste that is able to pass through the kidneys to be excreted in the urine, explains Guest. “Your kidneys do an amazing job of cleansing and ridding your body of toxins as long as your intake of fluids is adequate,” he says.

When we are getting enough fluids, urine flows freely, is light in color and free of odor. When our body is not getting enough fluids, urine concentration, color, and odor increases because the kidneys trap extra fluid for bodily functions.

If we chronically drink too little, we may be at higher risk for kidney stones, especially in warm climates, Guest warns.

6. Water Helps Maintain Normal Bowel Function.

Adequate hydration keeps things flowing along our gastrointestinal tract and prevents constipation. When we don’t get enough fluid, the colon pulls water from stools to maintain hydration — and the result is constipation.

“Adequate fluid and fiber is the perfect combination, because the fluid pumps up the fiber and acts like a broom to keep your bowel functioning properly,” says Koelemay.
2

Tips to Help You Drink More

If you think you need to be drinking more, here are some tips to increase your fluid intake and reap the benefits of water:

  1. Have a beverage with every snack and meal.
  2. Choose beverages you enjoy; you’re likely to drink more liquids if you like the way they taste.
  3. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Their high water content will add to your hydration. About 20% of our fluid intake comes from foods.
  4. Keep a bottle of water with you in your car, at your desk, or in your bag.
  5. Choose beverages that meet your individual needs. If you’re watching calories, go for non-caloric beverages or water.

Michael Koh, Online Entrepreneur  Micheal Koh


“I was first in touch with saffron in 2008 and I thought it is something not so special but after I drank sahelwa for the first time, I felt energized in more natural way and more focused. It is like getting healthier in a natural way.”

 

 

Bilal Ahmed Bhat  bilal


“It is my heartiest privilege to introduce Sahelwa Energy Drink, the first of its kind. My personal experience with the incredible benefits of Saffron makes me to assure you that Sahelwa will guarantee a rejuvenated effect once consumed. I have just launched the product and I am already getting an overwhelming response. Hope you try Sahelwa to reap the positive energy.”

Venkatesh Rajandran  DEFAULT2


“Few months back I was feeling very low and morale and energy. I used to wake up late with no proper sleep. Thanks to Sahelwa, my life changed a lot. Now I feel afresh.”

Ahmed Taif 


“I am a gym trainer based in Malaysia. In my two decades of profession, I have not found a match of Sahelwa that is really a great starter for me to start a great tough day.”

To Know More About Sahelwa And Rejuvenate Yourself Request Your Quote