Water, water everywhere – so let’s drink up

Most of us are guilty of not drinking enough water. We either don’t like the taste, can’t be bothered or just forget to keep topping up the water bottle

But drinking water is so important for your health. and it’s recommended we drink around eight glasses a day

Here are five reasons to make sure you’re drinking enough water every day.

1. Drinking water helps maintain the balance of body fluids
Your body is composed of about 60% water. The functions of these bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, creation of saliva and maintenance of body temperature.

2. Water can help control calories.
While water doesn’t have any magical effect on weight loss, substituting it for higher calorie drinks can certainly help.

3. Water helps energise muscles.
Cells that don’t maintain their balance of fluids and electrolytes shrivel, which can result in muscle fatigue. Drinking enough fluids is extra important when exercising.

4. Water helps keep skin looking good.
Your skin contains plenty of water, and functions as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss.

5. Water helps your kidneys.
Body fluids transport waste products in and out of cells. Your kidneys do an amazing job of cleansing and ridding your body of toxins as long as your intake of fluids is adequate