About 60 percent of the human body consists of liquid. No wonder hydration is a very influential factor in bodily functions. However, if the need for fluids is filled with inappropriate drinking water, it will disrupt the health function of the body.
Reported by The Epoch Times, sweet drinks proved to have many negative effects on health. Besides diabetes, sweet drinks also have the potential to trigger heart attacks and strokes. For women over 50, sweet drinks also increase the risk of death.
Seeing that fact, a writer of productivity books, Chris Bailey also suggested that people can prioritize the consumption of water. He also practiced the culture of drinking water a month and wrote it in an article entitled “The top 10 things I learned about drinking only water for a month”.
The article emphasizes that water is not only free of calories, but also has many benefits that have been scientifically proven. Some of these benefits include:
- Increase metabolism
Each intake of 1.7 liters of water will increase the body’s metabolism by around 30 percent. If the metabolism increases, this will automatically increase calorie burning.
- Improve brain function
73 percent of the components in the brain consist of water. That is, the human brain needs water to produce hormones and neurotransmitters. By increasing the consumption of water, the brain is more focused and alert.
- Slimming the body
Water contains no calories at all. This certainly will reduce the number of calories that must be burned every time you exercise.
- Moisturize the skin
Most human skin also consists of water. Therefore, automatic water consumption makes the skin softer and moisturized.
- Boost physical performance
Dehydration will cause fatigue, decreased motivation, and less optimal control of body temperature. To avoid this, the body needs hydration from water.
While in sports, the American College of Sports Medical advises drinking 1.7 liters of water two hours before exercise. This is needed to produce optimal muscle performance.