We all know water is good for us and that we should probably drink more of it. So why, then, do Americans find it so difficult to sip from what is arguably the fountain of youth?
Answers vary, but the fact is, one in 10 Americans drinks no cups of water per day. Those who don’t drink any water (or very little) are getting it from other sources such as food and coffee, but this may not be enough.
Many health risks decrease when you drink plain water.
Just take a look at how it can help:
• It balances body fluids. Your body is composed of about 60 percent water and performs vital functions such as protecting your organs and tissues, regulating your body temperature and carrying nutrients and oxygen to your cells. It keeps your body running like a well-oiled machine.
• It keeps skin looking healthy. Water moisturizes your skin and functions as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss (free anti-aging cream). In addition, it can keep your skin fresh and smooth.
• It boosts the immune system. Those who guzzle water are at a lower risk of getting sick. This crystal-clear fluid helps fight against flu, cancer and other ailments.
• It can help control calories. While drinking water may not be a weight-loss strategy, substituting it for higher-calorie or sugar-filled beverages can help by removing by products of fat, filling you up so you’re not noshing, acts as a natural appetite suppressant and raises your metabolism.
CAREmasters always has lots of water in the office. So if you are nearby please come in, have a refreshing glass of water and discuss with us about home and health care issues.