Can Drinking Water Help the Immune System?
We all want to protect ourselves from illness, even outside of a pandemic. On top of the coronavirus, cold and flu season is quickly approaching. This is an important time of year to ramp up your immunity in order to keep yourself from getting sick.
Although there are a number of ways to reduce your risk of catching the cold or flu (such as hand washing, disinfecting high-traffic areas and surfaces, and getting plenty of sleep), making sure you are well-hydrated goes the extra mile by:
Keeping your immune cells (and other cells) happy
Water helps to ensure that your blood is circulating well, and carrying plenty of oxygen to every single cell in your body including immune cells. When your blood is circulating efficiently this means that every organ and function in your body is running more smoothly - and that means you’ll be better at fighting off illnesses.
Supporting kidney function
The kidneys help remove toxins from your body, and drinking plenty of water helps them work as efficiently as possible to flush out waste.
Helping your absorption of nutrients
When the digestive system is getting plenty of water, your body is more well-equipped to break down and absorb vitamins and minerals. Eating plenty of vegetables and fruits is one part, however ensuring your body can pull nutrients from those healthy foods is another.
True Lemon Fruit Infusions are a wonderful way to support good hydration. When you add some flavor to your water, you’ll be more enticed to keep sipping all day long. Try both of our newest offerings: True Orange Fruit Infusions Orange Pineapple or True Lime Fruit Infusions Lime Coconut.
Some additional benefits of how drinking water supports the immune system:
- Certain minerals and vitamins are best absorbed by the body when dissolved in water first, such as magnesium which helps in reducing stress and supporting restful sleep, and vitamin C which is water-soluble and helps boost immune health
- Hydration keeps body waste moving out, which means toxins will be removed more effectively and efficiently whether through stool or urine
- When you’re well hydrated you can breathe more easily, as when the body is dehydrated airways will naturally become restricted as your body tries to reduce loss of water
True Lemon Energys contain 100% of your daily recommended value of vitamin C, and also contain natural caffeine from green tea. Since exercise is another important way to support your immune system, add a packet to your water to get moving!
When your body is well-hydrated, your immune cells are too. That means that when you drink plenty of water your body is more prepared to fight off illnesses. So drink up, and stay healthy!