We all know that we must drink no less than 64 ounces of hydrating fluids each day. But do you really understand why? You don’t have to be severely dehydrated to experience the negative side effects of semi-dehydration. Here are some of the surprising benefits of staying hydrated.
Afternoon Pick Me Up
While you may gravitate toward afternoon caffeine, plain old water will do the trick. Remaining properly hydrated throughout the day increases the grey matter in your brain, making you an average of 10% more productive.
Whatever the cause of pain and inflammation may be, it worsens if you allow yourself to become dehydrated—so drink up. It doesn’t all have to be water, also drink unsweetened herbal tea, natural coconut water, electrolyte sports beverages, fruit infused water, and fresh squeezed smoothies and juice. Minimize the soda, sugar-filled caffeine beverages, and fake fruit juices.
Your Hunger Pains Are Sometimes Water Cravings
Have you ever found yourself with a hunger pain shortly after a meal? Odds are you are mistaking your thirst for hunger. Provide your body with the hydration it requires and you will improve digestion, boost metabolism, and maybe even cut back on your daily caloric intake.
As you can see there are some surprising benefits to staying hydrated!