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10 Health Benefits of Water

We all know that water is essential for maintaining good health. Our body is made up of 60 to 65% water, which is distributed in the blood, brain, lungs, heart, muscles, bones, etc. Every day, we lose about 2 to 2.5 liters of water mainly through urine, but also through stool, skin and sweat.

Water

1. Ensures the delivery of vital substances (oxygen and nutrients) to the cells and facilitates the elimination of toxins, especially by the liver which is responsible, among other things, for purification.

2. Stimulates intestinal transit, which helps relieve constipation by making it easier for stools to pass through the colon.

3. Is an ally for all our systems: immune, glandular, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, nervous, etc.

4. Contributes to the appearance of healthy skin: firmness, radiance, elasticity, prevention of wrinkles, etc.

5. Intervenes in cardiovascular health (heart, blood pressure) and cognitive capacities (memory, concentration).

6. Prevents headaches, muscle pain, indigestion, urinary tract infections, etc.

7. Participates in the thermal regulation (body temperature) of the organism.

8. Supports the body to compensate for water loss after a workout.

9. Reduces the risk of kidney stones.

10. Helps lubricate joints, helping to reduce friction wear when dehydrated.

Fluid intake should be obtained by consuming pure water and foods rich in water:  melons, apples, grapes, oranges, cucumbers, tomatoes, salad, soup, vitamin smoothie (fruits, vegetables and water)

 

Be careful of coffee and tea!

  • Too much coffee can dehydrate and reduce calcium absorption.
  • Too much tea can interfere with the absorption of iron by the body.

Consequences of lack of water:

  • Tired
  • Digestive disorders (bloating, nausea, constipation)
  • Dry and irritated skin
  • Dry mouth
  • Urinary tract infections

Hydrate well!

Skarly Nader
Skarly Nader

Skarly is a certified, Naturopath, ND. She graduated in 2015 from l’Institut International de Naturopathie and today is a teacher at this institute and continued her studies in naturopathy and aromatherapy until 2019. She developed a great passion for natural health after battling the difficulties of living with ulcerative colitis. For several years now, she has been working in the field of alternative medicine in order to successfully bring a glimmer of health into the life of the others.