Written by. Chalise Macklin
Toss that soda to the side and grab a bottle of water. There are endless benefits to making water your beverage of choice – like, did you know that water makes up approximately 70% of a human’s body weight. Water possesses tons of hidden gems, some of them may surprise you.
It is highly publicized that water helps the skin, slows the aging process, and corrects digestion issues. But water has so many more benefits such as: fluid balance, calorie and mood control, and eliminating bad breath. The latter may have shocked you. It is not enough to just brush your teeth, floss and use mouth wash. Medical experts say drinking plenty of water helps flush the mouth and clean off the tongue, which reduces the possibility of bad breath.
The amount of water an individual needs per day varies depending on their activity level, age, and how much water and water-rich veggies and fruit a person consumes. Studies suggest adults need eight (8) glasses per day. However, the flavorless liquid doesn’t have to be something you dread drinking; you can always add citrus like lemon or lime to spice it up without adding calories.
Right now, many people are trying the Gallon Water Challenge. The goal is to drink a gallon of water a day for an extended period of time (30 days, 10 days, one week).
Celebrities are even trying it out. Gabrielle Union posted photos on her Instagram participating in the Gallon Water Challenge. Union, in her forties, could arguably give any woman in their twenties a run for their money.
She calls it “her secret.” And maybe it could be yours too. Some of the documented benefits from participants are more energy, better mood, clearer skin, and weight loss.
So get started by drinking a glass of water when you wake up, 30 minutes before eating a meal and keep a bottle of water on hand at all times. If you keep it up, not only will you feel better it may become a way of life.