Americans seem to carry bottled water everywhere they go these days. In fact, it has become the second most popular drink, second only to soda. Water it such an integral part of our lives. Depending on our environment, we can live only a few days without water – maybe a week. We can live much longer without food. The good news is, today the average person is drinking 38 percent more water than 15 years ago due to awareness.
While we may not need eight glasses, there are plenty of reasons to drink water. In fact, drinking water, either straight or in the form of other fluids or foods, is absolutely essential to your health. Eat raw fruits and vegetables as they are dense in water. You can get water from food, not just from beverages.
Your body is composed of about 60 percent water. The functions of these bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature.
Certain toxins in the body can cause the skin to inflame, which results in clogged pores and acne. While science saying water makes the skin wrinkle free is contradictory, water does flush out these toxins and can reduce the development of pimples. The more frequently the pores are cleaned and hydrated, the less likely it is to dry out and clog up- which is simply a recipe for acne and undesirable breakouts.
Your skin contains plenty of water, and functions as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss. But don’t expect over-hydration to erase wrinkles or fine lines.