Benefits of Drinking Water
Water is just as essential for good health as it is for good cooking. Here are some water benefits to motivate you to get hydrated!
WATER BOOSTS YOUR ENERGY
WATER FLUSHES TOXINS FROM YOUR BODY
Another way in which water helps to rid the body of toxins is through the kidney system. Our kidneys are completely dependent on water for them to function correctly. One main job of the kidneys is to remove waste from the blood and urine. They maintain the body’s water balance and remove toxins through the bladder. Drinking water everyday is extremely helpful in ensuring that these processes take place every day. The water we drink acts as a natural lubricant for our essential organs to keep them running smoothly.
WATER AIDS ABSORPTION
WHY OTHER BEVERAGES AREN’T CUTTING IT
Sodas, some coffees, and even fruit juices also contain high levels of sugar. Many people, including children, consume higher amounts of sugar than they should. Drinking too much sugar can eventually lead to a myriad of physical and mental health problems, including inflammation, Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease, higher blood pressure, and depression.
Ditch the Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles, Please!
with water, it’s time to go over how. Did you know that 60 million plastic bottles end up in landfills every single day? Did you know it also takes around 700 years for a single plastic water bottle to decompose in nature? Needless to say, single use plastic water bottles are doing far more harm than good, especially when there are easy and inexpensive alternatives that don’t do as much harm to the environment.
People, particularly Americans, create massive amounts of waste simply by drinking water irresponsibly every day. Click here for a more comprehensive guide on the detriments of single use plastics.
Switching to the Perfect Reusable Water Bottle
Missing the Flavor? Try Some Infused Water!
Yield: 2 QUARTS
Prep Time: 5 MINUTES
Additional time: 10 MINUTES
Total time: 15 MINUTES
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 1 cup sliced cucumbers
- 2 limes, sliced
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
- Ice cubes
- In a half-gallon jar, or a 2 quart pitcher, layer the strawberries, cucumbers, lime slices, and mint leaves with the ice cubes.
- Fill a jar or pitcher with water.
- Let chill for 10 minutes, and then enjoy!
I can get 2-4 fill-ups out of one batch of flavorings, but you might want to change out your flavorings sooner for stronger flavor.
The longer the water sits, the stronger the flavor. It’s mild at first, but after a few hours (or overnight) it’s quite strong.
Creator: Kelly Roenicke
Total Time: 5 minutes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Calories: 52 kcal
- 1 blood orange
- 1 satsuma mandarin or clementine
- 1 lemon
- 1 lime
- 32 ounces filtered water (US Customary – Metric)
- Wash and slice the citrus fruits and set the end pieces aside.
- Layer the slices in a quart size glass Mason jar and pour cold filtered water on top.
- Cover the jar and store in the refrigerator. The flavor will get stronger after a few hours. You can replenish the water throughout the day.
Store water in the refrigerator, not at room temperature.
Whether you quit your caffeinated drinks cold turkey or slowly train yourself to stop drinking sugary sodas, your body and your planet will thank you when you start drinking more water. The benefits of water for your body are endless when you think about how every single organ is helped by water. Additionally, the planet has the potential to become exponentially cleaner if we all switch from plastic single use bottles to reusable water bottles.