Yeah, we all know how important water is to life but it seems to be everywhere; such that we tend to take it for granted. While we do so much with it – cooking, laundry, general hygiene, etc., you’ll be shocked to discover how little we know of its importance to our health besides combating dehydration. Well, here are 5 facts to make you have a rethink and grab a glass more frequently.

Boost your smarts

How can drinking water make you smarter? While we only think of the discomfort dehydration causes, it can also reduce your ability to focus and concentrate on completing mental tasks. According to a study by the University of East London, a simple glass can help boost brain function by 14 percent. So if you’re feeling a bit out of it at work today, maybe the thirst has gotten to you.

Maintain shape

If you’re passionate about being in the best shape of your life, a glass of H2o can be of great help. Not only does it keep your appetite in check, it is also known to speed up metabolism. This is important when trying to lose weight or keep from adding more kilos. In addition, it helps to keep your skin healthy by reducing wrinkles which can be caused by dehydration.

Protect your ticker

We all know what can happen when our heart isn’t in the best condition. Well, a research done over six years suggests that people who consumed at least five glasses of water per day were 41 percent less likely to suffer from a heart attack than those who drank two glasses or less each day.

Improve kidney performance

While water doesn’t have a direct impact on neutralizing toxins, our kidneys use water to get rid of certain waste products. A shortage of water in the body automatically translates to your kidneys not getting the amount of fluid needed for optimum performance. In this case, metabolic wastes will not be expelled as efficiently as they should and the body would be holding in toxins.

Ideal sports companion

Contrary to popular belief, water – not some sport drink – is all you really need to get necessary fluid for athletic activities. If you exercise a lot, water is the single most important way the body has to transport nutrients and energy and remove heat during exercise. Sports drinks might taste better but for hydration, they’re not that necessary; and water’s cheaper too!

So why not appreciate that crystal clear blessing more today and stay filled? It does you much more good than you imagine.

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