The Benefits of Drinking Water

The benefits of drinking water do not include any potential contaminants that may be contained within it. The water we drink must be of the purest quality we can achieve to provide us with the maximum benefits possible. This is of the utmost importance! 

A problem that must be mentioned is man-made contaminants in our water. The water purification plants throughout the U.S. have always done a fantastic job of providing clean drinkable water to all of us for a long time. The new problem that we are faced with is that the municipal purification plants were never designed to deal with large amounts of man-made chemical contaminants and pharmaceutical drug residues through runoff and recycling. Although some are removed, others can make it through to the faucet and through just about any basic water filter.

If you want the maximum benefits of drinking water, then it is essential that you use a high quality water filtration system...I can't stress enough how important purified water is!

Seems simple though, right? There are numerous benefits of drinking water! The problem here is that water and soda pop are in a battle for the most popular beverages consumed in the U.S....And these two beverages are at opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of their effects on vitality, health and strength.

The benefits of drinking water as opposed to sugary beverages are numerous and making the switch will deliver benefits to your health immediately.

In other words, we need to replace those sugary beverages with water...not continuing to drink those beverages and just add more water. Don't drink your calories! And, no...sorry, no diet sugar free soda pops either! They have their own negative health effects.

The best way to drive our own desire to drink more water and reduce, or even eliminate, sugary beverages from the menu is through knowledge and bringing that knowledge into our conscious thought to guide decision making. This page serves to do just that.

The benefits of drinking water do not include any potential contaminants that may be contained within it. The water we drink must be of the purest quality we can achieve to provide us with the maximum benefits possible. This is of the utmost importance! 

A problem that must be mentioned is man-made contaminants in our water. The water purification plants throughout the U.S. have always done a fantastic job of providing clean drinkable water to all of us for a long time. The new problem that we are faced with is that the municipal purification plants were never designed to deal with large amounts of man-made chemical contaminants and pharmaceutical drug residues through runoff and recycling. Although some are removed, others can make it through to the faucet and through just about any basic water filter.

If you want the maximum benefits of drinking water, then it is essential that you use a high quality water filtration system...I can't stress enough how important purified water is!

Below is a listing of the real benefits of drinking water. It's the one nutrient we can put into our bodies that has a direct influence on all others.

  • Helps regulate body temperature
  • Helps the body absorb nutrients
  • Helps convert food into energy
  • Essential for the proper functioning of vital organs
  • Cushions joints
  • Cleanses toxins from the body
  • Helps to increase metabolism
  • Boosts energy levels and fight fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Supports muscle growth, development and physical output levels
  • Mental focus and clear thinking
  • Clearer skin
  • Helps you feel full and thus mitigates caloric intake.

Tips To Help You Stay Hydrated And Get The Maximum Benefits Of Drinking Water

Ok, so there's a ton of benefits of drinking water and reducing or eliminating sugary beverages. And let me say it again, we also need to eliminate diet drinks from the menu as well. So, below are some tips on how to stay hydrated and keep that water coming as a part of your overall health goals regardless of what they may be.

  • Don't wait until you're thirsty to drink water. By the time you feel thirst, you're already in a mild state of dehydration so drink water throughout the day. Do this by carrying water with you as you follow your typical daily routine. I find that when I do this, I drink regularly when I wouldn't have otherwise.
  • Purchase a quality water bottle that you like, will maintain the water temperature you like and is convenient for you to carry with you. Personally, I prefer glass or stainless steel and avoid plastic everywhere I can to steer clear of the possibility of plastic chemicals leaching into my water.
  • Do not substitute soda pops, coffee or juices for water. Specifically, caffeinated beverages act as a diuretic causing you to lose water through increased urination. Don't drink your calories!
  • When exercising, always drink plenty of water before, during and after the workout to get hydrated, stay hydrated and maintain hydration afterward. When you feel like you've had enough, drink a little more! Do not underestimate the fluids you lose during exercise.
  • Increase water intake when it is hot outside and try to drink cold water which is absorbed more easily and quickly.
  • Drink plenty of water with meals. This serves two great purposes. First, it helps your body digest food with maximum efficiency and second, it helps you feel full and helps to reduce the chances of overeating.
  • Drink water first thing in the morning! You lose water through respiration as you sleep.
  • End your day with 8-12 ounces of water before going to bed. Don't drink anything else for the last two hours before going to bed so that you don't have to wake up in the night to pee. Unbroken sleep is important!