Given the importance of hydration to the human body, water should be thought of as a nutrient. Water helps our brains with memory, concentration and cognition. It also can help with weight loss, increasing metabolism and suppressing appetite. The kidney and liver functions of removing waste from our bodies can only be performed if we are properly hydrated. Additionally, water keeps our digestive systems regular, prevents muscle cramping, and plumps skin cells, making our faces look younger. To receive all of these benefits from water, it’s recommended that you drink at least 84 ounces of it daily.

Key Takeaways:

  • Everyone has heard to stay hydrated. The benefits are less widely known.
  • Water helps improve concentration, cognition while also helping to balance your mood and emotions.
  • Your skin holds lots of water and functions as a protective barrier against excess fluid loss. Drinking plenty of water hydrates skin cells making your face look youthful.

“If you’re dehydrated, your body pulls water from your stools to maintain hydration, leaving your colon dry and making it more difficult to pass waste.”

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