5 benefits of drinking enough water

By Jessah Robinson, Adv Dip (Nut Med)

Increasing water intake has got to be one of the easiest and beneficial ways to improve your health, yet it often seems to be something that isn’t followed through. Perhaps after learning the different ways it can improve your overall health you will start upping your water intake. Here are some of the benefits you can expect from drinking enough water:

1. Regular bowel movements

I’m sure everyone at some point in their lives has experienced the uncomfortable yet common ailment that is constipation. Several causes are linked to constipation such as lack of exercise, certain medications, not consuming enough fibre, and of course dehydration. Drinking enough water is a great way to ensure regularity and keep things running smoothly.

2. Better temperature regulation

You need to be adequately hydrated to produce sweat, the essential mechanism that cools you down during your workout or simply being outside during our notorious Aussie summers. It is especially important to be more diligent with water intake during such conditions. Add a bit of extra flavour to your water by adding some fresh lemon or lime.

3. Healthier joints

Water makes up a significant part of your joint cartilage that helps to absorb shock and make bone-against-bone movements smoother. Adequate water intake also allows toxins to be flushed from the body that can cause joint inflammation. Our Collagen Food powder contains the necessary ingredients to help your body make its own collagen and can help to reduce inflammation in the joints and improve flexibility.

4. Healthier kidneys

Water is necessary to allow your kidneys to remove waste from your blood, otherwise waste can accumulate and cause your kidneys to become clogged. It is also important to avoid dehydration as it can cause kidney stones and UTIs.

5. Better cognitive function

Being dehydrated can impact cognitive function so you may not think as clearly, memory is impaired and concentration is affected. Ideally, we should all aim to drink 1.5 to 2L of water a day. This number can vary depending on your level of activity.

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