Around 60% of the human body is made up of water.
Research from the British Psychological Society Annual Conference reported that students who took water into their exams scored higher marks than their counterparts who didn’t take water. Of course, there are many other contributing factors that could influence their results, but it sparked the question, what really are the benefits of drinking water?
Here are a few fun facts that we found out!
- Flushes out toxins.
Our kidneys need water to filter waste from the blood out of our bodies. By sweating and urinating we are reducing the risk of many things such as kidney stones and urine infections. If we are hydrated our bodies can function at an optimum level to carry out these tasks.
- It delivers oxygen.
Blood is around 90% water and our blood carries water around our entire body. If the body is dehydrated, then the heart has to work harder to pump blood around the body. This makes even the smallest activity harder for the body to do.
- Water helps prevent dry mouth.
Shock! Okay, we didn’t think too hard to get this answer but nonetheless, it’s a valid point. Water keeps your throat hydrated and prevents your mouth and lips from becoming dry. Having a dry mouth can cause bad breath, an unpleasant taste and it can even promote cavities.
- It regulates body temperature.
Water is stored in the skin. When we heat up due to external temperatures or exercise the stored water moves to the surface of the skin and we sweat to cool us down.
- It can promote supple skin.
Dehydrated skin is less elastic. When we are hydrated our organs have the potential to work ‘optimally’ and people often get a get a healthy ‘glow’. Unfortunately. drinking water won’t prevent wrinkles (our water tastes so great so we’re willing to keep testing to see if this is true for years to come).
So, it turns out water is pretty good for us!
Yet another excuse to be drinking refreshing Macb flavoured water!