About 71 percent of the earth’s surface is water-covered. In the case of humans, 60% of the human adult body is water; it constitutes 75% of the body weight. Besides, 70% of the human brain is water. 

Water is essential for all body functions and processes, including digestion and elimination. When you are on a diet, water also acts as a weight-loss aid because it can help you eat less. Drinking water is essential during weight loss because it provides hydration without unwanted calories.

There are many evidence-based health benefits of drinking plenty of water:

  • It helps get rid of many diseases in the body;
  • Drinking water in the morning helps in flushing all the toxins in the body and cleanses your intestines;
  • It nurtures, lubricates, and detoxifies when it flows out of the body as urine;
  • It helps with digestion, cools and balances;
  • Helps maximize physical performance;
  • Significantly affects energy levels and brain function;
  • May help prevent and treat headaches;
  • May help relieve constipation;
  • May help treat kidney stones;
  • Helps prevent hangovers;
  • Aid weight loss.

To get maximum benefits of water, one must follow some tips for drinking water:

  • Drink 1-2 glasses of water before eating anything in the morning;
  • Drink 2-3 liters of water/day;
  • Drink warm water in the morning. You can add lemon/ginger/jaggery/honey in it;
  • Drink water half an hour before having a meal;
  • Drink water after half an hour after the meal;
  • Drink water slowly in small sips;
  • Have water-rich foods such as cucumber, tomato.

Water deficiency causes many health issues. It is due to dehydration and has some implications:

  • Persistent Bad Breath. Water is essential for saliva production and helps rinse away bacteria so you can maintain healthy teeth and gums;
  • Fatigue. Not drinking enough water can cause an overall fluid loss in the body;
  • Frequent Illness;
  • Constipation;
  • Poor Skin Health;
  • Sugar Cravings;
  • Decreased Urination.

Make it a habit of drinking water to maintain the water level in a body, for a healthy body.

Mr. Amol Dixit – Wellness Coach and Dietitian

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