We have always heard to drink plenty of water, but do you wonder why? I went searching and found very impressive data…
Water is your body’s principal chemical component and makes up about 60 percent of your body weight. Every system in your body depends on water. For example, water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues. Lack of water can lead to dehydration, a condition that occurs when you don’t have enough water in your body to carry out normal functions. Even mild dehydration can drain your energy and make you tired. ~Mayo Clinic
If you don’t drink enough water, your body will try to retain it in order to conserve resources. This retention makes your skin puffy and can even lead to bloating. ~www.fitday.com
The reason why it is important to drink plenty of water throughout the day for optimal brain function is because your brain does not have any way to store water. When your body loses more water than you are replacing, dehydration will kick in and brain function will be affected. ~www.waterbenefitshealth.com
One way we have been able to drink lots of water is to carry our klean kanteen with ice water everywhere we go. We love the insulated, double walled 16 oz size.