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Our skin is made up of cells, which are mainly water, so healthy skin is predicated on staying hydrated and drinking water. The benefits of drinking water can result in reductions of dry, tight or flaky skin – meaning preventing wrinkles and having healthy looking skin! Water plays a role in metabolism, aids in digestion, transports water-soluble nutrients and aids in the production of hormones and neurotransmitters. FABBBBB-ulous.
5 Awesome Benefits of Drinking Water:
1) Increases energy:
Drinking plenty of fluids helps keep your body healthy and happy! Dehydration can do the opposite. Stay energized by staying hydrated.
2) Promotes weight loss:
By staying hydrated, you can more accurately assess your hunger cues. Sometimes hunger can be mistaken for thirst!
3) Flushes out toxins:
The kidneys and liver are the filter systems within our bodies. Water is necessary for removal of waste and by-products from metabolism.
4) Key to radiant skin:
Drinking enough water keeps your skin more pliable to help stave off wrinkles and dry, tight, or flaky skin.
5) Aids in digestion
Water plays a vital role in digestion by keeping things moving within your intestines. Stay hydrated for your digestive health. You should be drinking at least half of your weight in ounces per day. For example, if someone weighs 150 pounds, they should be drinking 75 ounces of water per day. If it’s a particularly hard training day, you may need to add 8-16 more ounces of water and electrolytes via Gatorade, coconut water or another sports drink. Combining vitamin E, biotin, and hydration will give you that “glow” you are looking for!
Try the most delicious, hydrating drink below:
Watermelon Agua Fresca
- 6 cups seedless watermelon, chopped
- Juice 1 lime
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
Add watermelon, lime juice and water to a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth.
Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher.
Add mint to the pitcher and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (or drink right away if you’re impatient).
Serve over ice.
Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 0 minutes | Number of Servings: 6