By Raven Fon
Every part of the body-from the tiniest cell, to the largest organ—needs water to function and remain in tip top shape.
Water doesn’t just sustain us and our life, it also gives our body a type of health treatment. So, choosing to drink only water can have a drastic impact on your overall health. In fact, some pretty outstanding things can happen.
Trying something new with your drinking routine isn’t going to be easy for some, but positive results are right around the corner if you’re willing to give it a go. Without doing anything different to your eating or exercise regimen, and by simply changing what you drink to solely water, this is what can happen:
Boost Mental Creativity and Performance
When you decide to make a change and drink only water for a month, your brain starts reacting faster, according to the Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Journal. Since the brain requires huge amounts of oxygen to work efficiently (and water carries oxygen) your mental performance will be boosted. Drinking water assists with clarity in thinking, and focus. Drink 8 to 10 cups of water a day to enhance your cognitive performance by as much as 30 percent.
Stay Younger Looking for Longer
Did you know that drinking water can slow down the aging process? Keeping our skin adequately hydrated actually helps to make us look younger, for longer.
The Daily Mail published an article where a 42-year-old woman managed to make herself appear 10 years younger in only 1 month- simply by drinking just water. She began by drinking 3 litres of water a day- this was to help her with troubling headaches and and poor digestion problems. After only 30 days, she was completely stunned by the breathtaking results. Plumper skin, less wrinkles, and a healthy glow are just a few of the benefits.
Strengthen Your Immunity
There is a Slovakian Proverb which says, “Pure water is the world’s first and foremost medicine.”
That is not an exaggeration! Water acts as a catalyst to renew and optimize our body and its funtions. Drinking adequate amounts of water supports the performance of The liver and kidneys are both positively affected when we drink adequate amounts of water. These organs are vastly important in detoxifying our bodies- they eliminate toxic substances, waste, and salt from our bloodstream.
FullFitSure claims that if we drink enough water,we can neutralize pH levels, and strengthen our immunity against kidney stones and several other ailments.
Strengthen Your Heart
Drinking water reduces the threat of a heart attack. This happens because when we stay hydrated, we prevent our blood from coagulating too much, and it also lowers blood pressure.
It is said that drinking 1 glass of water an hour before bed prevents heart attacks and strokes. The American Journal of Epidemiology published a six-year study which says “people who drink 5 or more glasses of water per day are 41% less likely to die from a heart attack than those who drink less than 2 glasses per day.”
You’ll Lose Body Fat
By drinking only water for 30 days, your body will get rid of all the hamful toxins and waste products from your vital organs. This act of cleansing helps to trim belly fat.
When you fist start drinking more water, you might notice an increase in your weight. Don’t worry! This is because your body is adjusting to the higher intake consumption. But there’s good news- water acts as an appetite suppressant, so you’ll consume fewer calories, and lose weight.
Andrea N. Giancoli, MPH, RD, and spokesperson for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, agrees that drinking water at regular intervals can help with managing your weight.
Studies suggest that, regardless of your diet, regularly drinking water every day stimulates a more dynamic metabolism. In fact, drinking 1 litre of water as soon as you wake up boosts your metabolism by 24%, according to the Health Fitness Revolution. I like to add a slice of lemon to my water in the mornings, as this aids in enhancing metabolism too!