The Benefits of Water

How many glasses of water do you drink a day? What about coffee, soft drinks or alcohol? How many refills did you get on your sweet tea at lunch today?

With the heat and humidity it is extremely important that you stay hydrated and water is the very best choice you can make.

You can easily promote better overall health by simply drinking a few glasses of water a day to flush toxins from your system. We generally tend to increase our intake of fluids when we are sick to flush the virus or bacteria – why not be proactive and get rid of those germs before you get sick.

If you are looking for a quick way to cut calories from your diet – take a look at the beverages you consume throughout the week. Many beverages are full of sugar and empty calories. Please don’t think that using artificial sweeteners is the answer either… they can be just as damaging (if not more) to your system.

Water can also have an impact on your complexion. Drinking water will help to keep your skin from drying out and can also improve problems with blemishes.

You can help yourself and our environment by avoiding the disposable water bottles as much as possible. Purchase a water filter of some sort and a couple reusable water bottles.

So what if you don’t like water? Simple – add a little all-natural flavors to it by dropping a citrus slice in the glass or water pitcher. You can also slice cucumbers and put them in the water – I know it sounds crazy but it is one of the most refreshing glasses of water you will have.

If you really struggle with the blandness of water, try making flavor cubes out of Crystal Light or your favorite fruit juice and use it to cool your glass of water. You will get a hint of the taste without all the calories and sugar.

To all the parents out there I encourage you to get your children drinking water from an early age. The sooner you start, the easier it will be for them to choose water over juice or soda on a hot day.

With all this talk about water I’m feeling kind of thirsty. How about you?

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