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How much water should I drink daily?

how to know if you are drinking enough water

The short answer: So, we think the best way to stay hydrated for optimal health is to drink plenty of water in small quantities throughout the day, so your kidneys can properly excrete the excess. After all your kidneys are made to sort out how much your body will absorb and how much to excrete. Let them do their job! Read on for more details. Continue reading How much water should I drink daily?

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Why drink water?

Reasons to drink water every day

Drinking water is the best source of fluid for your body. It is cheap and calorie free. There are many benefits of drinking adequate amount of water daily that are widely agreed on.

Benefits of drinking water

  • Water provides your muscles with oxygen they need to fight fatigue. Hence, drinking more water is linked to higher energy
  • Helps your kidneys – water helps the kidneys get rid of toxins as body fluids transports waste products in and out of cells. You will also be less prone to kidney stones.
  • Helps with weight loss and weight management by taking up calorie free space in the stomach leading to less overall calorie consumption
  • Helps with constipation – water keeps things flowing along your gastrointestinal track reducing the chances of constipation. It is even better to combine water with fiber to keep your bowel functioning well.
  • Reduces risks of cancer such as bladder cancer, colon cancer and breast cancer. One of the reasons could be because the water washes out the carcinogens and doesn’t let them stick to our organs.
  • Research has linked drinking water with a lower risk of death from coronary heart disease Continue reading Why drink water?
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Water and the Human Body

In this post, be Healthy be Happy summarized some facts about what role water plays in the human body. Our goal with this article is to educate our audience on the big impact water has in our lives. Also, see our post on water benefits. We hope our posts encourage our readers to hydrate appropriately every day for optimal health.

Facts about water in the human body

• The human body is made up of about 60% water
• Our brain contains more water (about 82%) than our blood
• Our blood plasma contains about 92% water which is about 55% of our blood volume
• Our kidneys, lungs, muscle and skin are made up primarily from water (in the 70%)
• Water is needed in our cells and organs Continue reading Water and the Human Body