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H2O

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

by Adele


Did you know that approx 2/3 of our bodies is made up of water? We cannot survive without it, our bodies don't function properly without enough of it....so do you drink enough water?
As you have probably guessed by now, I'm a bit of a health nut!! But honestly, you can't underestimate the health benefits of drinking water.

My golden rules with water
* I always start my day with a cup of hot water & fresh lemon, which is a great cleanser for the system.


* Throughout the course of the day I drink between 2-3 litres of filtered water.


* I never drink water when I eat & always leave at least 30 minutes either side of eating before drinking water. This is because water neutralises your digestive juices which can lead to a build of gas/bloating.

* I always keep a glass of water by my bed in case I wake up thirsty in the night. You lose a lot of fluids during your sleep.




So what are the benefits...
1. Lose Weight: Drinking water flushes out the by products of fat breakdown. It also staves off hunger as it suppresses the appetite. The best bit...water has zero calories!

2. Natural Headache Remedy: Water helps to relieve headaches. Did you know dehydration is a common cause of headaches?

3. Look Younger with Healthier Skin: Water helps to moisturise the skin, increases skin elasticity & replenishes skin tissue.

4. Better Productivity at work: Your brain is made up of 90% water, so drinking plenty improves concentration, alertness & helps you think better.

5. Better Exercise: Water regulates our body temperature & helps to fuel our muscles, increasing our energy levels.

6. Helps in Digestion & Constipation: Drinking water raises your metabolism & also ensures regular bowel movement.

7. Less Cramps & Sprains: Drinking water keeps your joints & muscles lubricated.

8. Relieves Fatigue: Water helps flush out toxins & waste products. If you are dehydrated then your heart needs to work harder at pumping oxygenated blood around the body, your organs will be exhausted & so will you!

9. Less Likely to Get Sick: Drinking lots of water can help improve the immune system & reduce the risk of cancer ie bladder/colon cancers. It also helps to stave off other ailments such as flu, kidney stones & heart attacks.

10. Good Mood: Your body feels great, so you feel happy!

source: www.mangosteen-natural-remedies.com

The only downside I can think of is I pee a lot!!!!

How much water do you drink?

25 Lovely Comments:

Sizzle and Zoom said...

Thanks for all the info. I never knew that about headaches.

cecylia said...

I love water as well! My mom drinks water with lemon in the mnorning too :D

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Wida said...

I don't drink enough water as I should. I stopped drinking sodas over 2 years ago!! The only thing I drink is water haha. It's nice to know all of these facts!

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Annalisa - Paris said...

I drink always champagne!

Thanks for alla the info

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Erin said...

I drink a lot of water-but there is always room for more!

Thanks for the post Adele!

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Julie said...

That coffee cup needs to be in my kitchen. And I def don't drink enough water!!!!

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Marissa said...

I've been trying to drink more water as the days get hotter and I love the affect it has on my skin and energy! It's surprising how much of a difference it can make. xoxo Marissa

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letizia said...

I should start the day with water too, but I dont do it I just go to work with nothing in my stomach until 11 am ! I know it's not healthy.

And yes it helps loosing weight is should be motivating ! I'm just so lazy! OK starting today I'm gonna change that!

Your posts are always very interesting I mean it!

absolutelyfaaabulous said...

one more benefit: if you choose the right mineral water, it will give you all the calcium your bone structure crucial needs!

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Marella said...

Amazing post and great blog!
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TK said...

thanks for this post.....I needed to read it....know I need to be drinking way way more to stop these ongoing headaches whilst busy studying!!! I seem to have reverted to my old caffeine habit! TK xx

classiq said...

I know all the benefits of drinking water, but a reminder like your lovely informative post is always welcome. :) Ada

Neris said...

I definitelly drink enough water (I'm a total water freak, always carrying a water bottle with me)! Probably 2 liters per day, if not more during the summer :) Great post, so informative :)

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Alicia said...

I LOVE drinking water too, I drink 2 a 3 L a day :)
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Elle said...

I have been CHUGGING water lately! For summery drinks, I have been using sparkling water and Crystal Light pink lemonade packs. It makes me feel fancy!

le sorelle said...

I definitely don't drink enough water! I looove hot water with lemon, though - I always add a bit of apple cider vinegar, too! :)

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Raffaella said...

thanks i'll remember these rules!!! xoxo
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pancakeSTACKER said...

I'm always trying to drink more water! But, I never do. Thanks for the reminder on why it's soooo necessary for us all! I've gotta start drinking more!


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The Happening said...

Love all this info...Thanks!

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Nothing Lasts Forever said...

This post is simply amazing ! I have the same Brita as you ! I don't drink a lot of water but I'm working on it ! I sincerely love your blog ! Check out : http://nothinlasts.blogspot.com/

It-Blogirls said...

great information
i always drink water, even while eating!

A. said...

These are great tips, Adele! Thx for sharing! I'm definitely a big fan of H20 especially with the warmer season. I'll have to try drinking hot water w/lemon in the mornings:) -A

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Mrs. C said...

So true!!! I love drinking water and during the week it's all I drink...I feel so much better! I've recently come across your blog and I'm a new follower! Love it!

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www.blahblahbecky.co.uk said...

I'm terrible at drinking water, even though I know I really should. My skin isn't great at the moment so maybe I'll take a leaf out of your book!

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My 2 Pesos said...

Water is life.

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