The Benefits of Drinking Water

December 16, 2016
women drinks water from a glass

You’ve probably heard how important it is to drink plenty of water every day, but did you know that 75% of Americans fail to meet their suggested daily intake?

Our bodies are composed of about 60% water, and it works just like oil in a machine. Water is vital to every function in our bodies, from the nervous system to circulation, digestion, and everything in between.

Drinking enough water benefits you in more ways than you can imagine. Here’s a list 20 reasons to start sipping:

Wake Up with Ease

A burst of hydration (after going 6-8 hours without water) is even better than a cup of coffee to wake you up in the morning!

Kick Your Colds Faster

Cells (including those hardworking immune cells) are mostly made up of water. Keeping hydrated will help those cells fight off illness more efficiently.

Kiss Dehydration Headaches Goodbye

A LOT of water is necessary for our brains to function. Many times headaches are because of dehydration!

Drink Less Soda

Beverages account for almost half (47%) of all added sugars consumed by Americans. By substituting water, and using water enhancers like True Citrus, you can cut way back on sugar.

Reduce Bathroom Time

When dehydrated, the colon pulls water from stool which can lead to constipation. Keep everything flowing with plenty of water!

Be Happier

Drinking a big glass of water can refresh your state of mind, and actually make you feel more happy.

Curb your Appetite

Often, we confuse hunger for thirst, when it’s actually good old-fashioned water we’re craving – not food!

Heighten Your Focus

Drinking water helps increase the cellular connections in the brain, which means better memory, and more focus throughout the day.

Reduce Your Risk of Disease

Good hydration has been linked with reduced risk of a host of issues, such as heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer.

Soothe Aching Joints

Connective tissue between the joints can suffer due to dehydration. Lube them up and reduce pain with plenty of water!

Make Your Skin Glow

As the largest organ of your body, your skin will thank you for the uptick of your water intake. 

Sleep Better

A well-hydrated body has an easier time regulating body temperature, an important component for falling (and staying) asleep.

Lose More Weight

Metabolism gets a boost of energy when you drink a big glass of water. You’ll also feel more full, which means less calorie consumption throughout the day.

Enhance Every Workout

Replenishing the fluids you’re sweating out means you can go harder, faster, and longer.

Reduce the Effects of Pollution

We breathe in a lot of toxins every day, and water helps flush all that bad stuff out.

Look Younger

Water plumps up skin cells, which means softer skin with less wrinkles. It’s one of the best and cheapest anti-aging treatments you could ask for!

Reduce Muscle Cramps

Muscles will be more elastic and have more mobility with better hydration. This also means reduced menstrual cramps.

Save Money

Water is cheaper than coffee or soda, that’s for sure!

Pave the Way for Better Health

One of the simplest steps you can take in improving your overall health and wellness is by drinking more water every day.

Do it with True Citrus

Our water enhancers make those “drinking more water” benefits easier to achieve. Try our unsweetened True Lemon®, True Lime®, True Orange®, and True Grapefruit® in your water for an added zing of fresh-squeezed taste. Our little-to-no-calorie drink mixes naturally sweetened with Stevia, such as True Lemon Lemonades and True Lime Limeades, can help you stay hydrated and drink more water deliciously.

Be Healthy. Be Happy. Be True.™

 

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