Surprising benefits of drinking water

The fact that water is good for your health is no shocking revelation. It’s old news, right? Which is why it can feel a little boring.  It’s much more fun to follow the newest advice, try the latest superfood or the freshest fitness regime. And there’s nothing wrong with that, we wholeheartedly believe in mixing things up, trying new things out, and not getting too stuck in your wellness ways.

BUT, as much fun as those new tips and tricks can be, the fact remains: There are few things in the world that are as positively, simply good for your health as drinking good old H2O.

Still not excited? Some of these unexpected benefits might help that boring glass of water take on a whole new shine:

Helps to keep you feeling full

Are you hungry, or are you thirsty? It can be hard to tell sometimes. Keeping your water intake up throughout the day can help to ward off those hunger pangs, and when combined with food, will help make you feel fuller much faster – which can be really helpful if you’re a little prone to overdoing it at mealtime!

Keeps your skin glowing

Skin is our body’s largest organ, and it’s made up of more than 60% water, so drinking plenty of water is essential for healthy skin. What’s more, water helps your body to flush out toxins, another key contributor to beautiful, glowing skin.

Fatigue buster

Move over coffee, there’s a new fatigue fighter in town. One of the most common effects of dehydration is tiredness and lethargy, so keep your water intake up throughout the day and you might not even need that 3pm caffeine boost.

Promotes brain function

Like the rest of your body, your brain is made up of mostly water. Drinking plenty of water will help your brain function to its full potential, increasing your focus and improving your concentration levels. Conversely, dehydration can lead to memory loss, inability to focus, and sleep problems.

Supports kidney function

Our hardworking kidneys process up to 180 litres of blood, every day. Pretty impressive huh? That means that your entire body’s blood volume is being filtered upwards of 25 times a day, with waste and toxins being sifted out and disposed of. And what is one of the key things your kidneys need to function at their best? You guessed it – water.