Are there really a lot of health benefits from drinking lots of water?
I have always heard that you should drink 8-10 glasses a day and I try, but I just don't like it that much. Should I force myself?
- Anonymous1 month ago
Nothing all that great.
Less constipation. Flushed kidneys means less chance of stones.
Too much water kills, by reducing the electrolytes.
- .Lv 71 month ago
Yes, there are a lot of health benefits (considering the human body is 50 - 75% water/fluid). However, the recommendation is for fluid intake (it doesn't have to be all just plain water, but plain water is best).
Water helps with many things:
Helps keep mucus membranes moist
Helps lubricate joints
Helps keep your blood from being too thick
Keeps your skin healthy/moisturized from the inside
Regulates body temperature (i.e., sweating)
Necessary for digestion and elimination
Prevents kidney damage
Can help with fat loss (help you feel full so you eat less)
Just to name a few...
- MamawidsomLv 71 month ago
The human body is 60% water. Being chronically dehydrated has negative health consequences. If you don't like the taste or lack of taste in water, try a couple of different things:
1. Put a squeeze of lemon or lime in your water.
2. Use an infuser to infuse flavor from a variety of fruits or mint or whatever.
3. Try drinking caffeine-free herb tea (hot or iced).
4. Keep water with you and take sips -- don't try to force 8 ounces at a time if you don't want to.
5. Work up to 10 glasses. If you normally drink 4, drink 5 tomorrow.
6. Cut back on milk, juice, soft drinks, alcohol, and caffeinated beverages and replace with water or decaf. Caffeine and alcohol dehydrate your body, so if you drink a lot of coffee, soft drinks, beer, wine, or whatever, you need even more water to compensate.