Drinking water and only minding the business that pays us can help us to maintain our melanin and give our skin that extra pop. But there are also a lot of other benefits that most of our readers might not know about when it comes to having a diet of only water. This simple element has the ability to boost your heart strength and improve your metabolism, and you might be tempted to make this lifestyle change permanent when you realize what cutting out drinks like soda and juices can do for your body.
While some consider it an amazing temporary cleanse, others have embraced this lifestyle fully to experience all of the benefits because let's be honest, they're pretty much endless.
Your Heart Will Be Feeling Great
Drinking only water will seriously do wonders for your heart. From decreasing the possibility of a heart attack to helping keep your blood pressure down, I'm one of those people that wondered why I didn't start drinking just water a long time ago.
If you want to get really intentional, think about drinking a glass before you go to sleep. This allows your heart to give renewed blood to your other organs while you get some much needed rest.
Even if you're not ready to cut out other drinks completely, amp up your water supply to at least 5 glasses a day.
Cleanse Out Fat
So it's obvious that removing sugary drinks from your life can help take away the fat in your body, but replacing those drinks with water has an even better impact.
Water gets rid of those terrible toxins and other waste from your body more than any dietary supplement you can try. It literally helps flush out your body. Here's another bonus – as bland as it tastes, water has the ability to make us feel fuller than we really are, so you'll start to see your hunger and appetite habits change and your calorie count go down. Ayyeee!
It’ll Fight Off That Fatigue
Have you ever thought that maybe you're so exhausted all the time because you're not getting enough water? The answer could really be that simple.
Yes, you work a lot of hours and have tons of adulting responsibilities. As much as a glass of wine can help ease the tension and stress, water has an even better impact mentally and physically. Lack of water intake can cause dehydration, which boosts fatigue.
Sidebar: Water can also help your mood too, which is a win for everyone.
Your Immunity Is Up
You know the saying that laughter is the best medicine? Well, water is probably a step above on the list.
In a world wear sugary drinks are slowly but surely becoming labeled as silent killers, it's no wonder water helps boost our immune systems. It gives our kidneys, liver, and other organs the juice (no pun intended) they need to work at their maximum potential.
Drinking water can also help prevent or lessen the likelihood of certain body issues like kidney stones and headaches. Get some water in your life, boo.
You’ll Be Aging Like Fine Wine
We already know that black don't crack, and women like Angela Bassett, Gabrielle Union, and Jada Pinkett Smith prove it. But if you ask them what their secret is, many of these women attribute their flawless youth to their consistent water intake.
If they're not proof enough for you, research says it too. Water not only keeps your skin moisturized, but it also helps prevent wrinkles and gives a glowing and youthful appearance, and your muscles will follow suit. Water… it does the body good.
Just Let It Flow
It's a known fact that drinking only water and removing other beverages can make a serious impact on your digestive system, in a good way.
For those days you're feeling super stopped up, bloated, or full when you haven't really eaten, try going for only water for a few days and see what happens. Trust, it won't take long for your body to respond if you stay consistent. A good trick is to squeeze fresh lemon juice into your water to help things even more. It's a great idea to infuse water with fruit and even vegetables, just as long as it's not a processed drink.
Related: 8 Best Detox Water Recipes to Get You Back on Track
You’ll Love The Skin You’re In
Drinking only water not only makes you look younger, but it also makes your skin healthier too. It reduces the possibility of acne and clogged pores.
How many times have you gotten a pimple and known it was because of that glass of pop you drank at a party? On the flip side, when you drink only water, even if it's just for 30 days, you'll notice smoother and clearer skin that could make you want to keep going for the long haul.
Drinking water literally makes sure everything in your body flows properly from your head to your feet. So go ahead and quench that thirst!
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