While we all know that there are endless reasons that we should be drinking our fair share of water, sometimes we don't exactly know what those specific benefits are. Sure, water is the elixir of life and we need it to survive. But this is also a fact that we tend to forget, or just flat out ignore. With the temperatures getting into the triple digits on a regular basis in South Texas, our bodies lose water every hour. Even though we sit at our desks or on our couches in nice, air conditioned rooms. On average, you should be drinking about half a cup of water every hour to simply keep your body functioning properly. However, most of us want more from our water intake. Whether it's to help us lose a few pounds or improve the look of our skin, water really works wonders for our bodies.
Water Helps Your Skin Look Flawless
If you spend any amount of time in the Texas summer sun, you know that the suns UV rays are dangerous to your skin, but they do help you achieve that certain "tan" glow we all look for around this time of year. If you don't get your daily dose of water intake, your blood does not circulate properly and keeps your blood from carrying the nutrients it needs to help your body sustain that summer "glow". By drinking enough water, your body is also heals itself from the damaging UV rays. If you aren't getting enough water, your skin becomes rougher, tougher is less likely to repair itself and keep your skin hydrated.
It should be no secret that the more water you drink the more toxins you remove from your body. Let's face it, it todays world where we eat fast or processed food, consume artificial sugars in some of our favorite sweets or foods we eat everyday, our body collects these toxins and gets rid of them through our sweat and normal course of digestion. The more water you drink the faster your body can get rid of those toxins, which if left in your body contribute to your body creating unnecessary levels of chemicals, like cortisol in your body. Some of these chemicals contribute to increased stress levels as well as weight gain. Additionally, your skin is an organ like your heart or lungs and drinking the correct levels of water helps to reduce pimples, acne and can even help to delay the aging process, to a certain extent.
No More Dry Hair
Believe it or not, the human body requires almost 2 gallons of water everyday. Most Americans don't even come close to this. This amount does vary depending on your specific level of physical activity. When there is a shortage of water in your body, it has to be borrowed from other organs in the body. In most cases, our skin and hair are the first places the body "borrows" water from. You can generally see this in thinning hair, loss of hair and breakage. Drinking plenty of water helps the roots to grow full, rich hair and helps to increase hair volume. It also helps to keep dirt from hanging around on your scalp giving you clean, strong and shiny hair.
It Helps With Weight Loss and Management
If you have ever tried to lose weight, then you know one of the keys to losing those unwanted pounds is increasing your metabolism. Water does in fact, increase your metabolism which can help you lose weight without the effort. When your body doesn't get enough water the kidneys do not function as efficiently as they are meant to. This puts pressure on other organs to try to do the work of the kidneys. This make your body inefficient, and we all know that when things aren't running efficiently they get slower. In this case, our bodies work slower to digest which can result in more calories being stored as fat because your body is not able to use them.
While these are just a few health and beauty benefits from drinking water, it's also important that you are drinking water that is free to chemicals. Our Alamo Water Softener Water Filtration products can help you achieve the best tasting water to help replenish your body so that you can look and feel healthy and beautiful. Contact Alamo Water Softeners in San Antonio today at (210) 274-6122 and one of our customer service reps can help to arrange a water test to see what fits your family's needs the best.