10 Health Benefits of Drinking a Little Over 8 Glasses Of Water Everyday

(Last Updated On: August 23, 2017)

This bare necessity of mankind covers about 70% of the Earth’s surface and comes with a bounty of benefits for every living organism on Earth. The magical bond between two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom has given rise to a wonder liquid which is loaded with essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium etc. as well as is the one stop solution for kidney problems, skin issues, obesity as well as removes all the waste and toxic substances from your body, helps in digestion, prevents constipation, improves your immunity, fights fatigue and the list goes on! So next time you grab a glass of water and gulp it down out of habit, wait for a moment and think of all the goodness your are adding to your body and be thankful for this blessing.

As with almost everything around, the quantity of water you drink in a day is very individualistic and is largely dependent on your body weight, BMI and other factors such as any particular disorder that you may be suffering from. While 8 glasses per day is the minimum, you can definitely go beyond that- the more you keep yourself hydrated, the healthier you will be. You can also add a few sprigs of mint, a slice of orange, or squeeze a little lemon to drink as much water as you can!

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Listed below are the top 10 benefits of this wonder liquid: 

Improves digestion and constipation

Drinking sufficient water will boost your metabolism and maintain the proper functioning of your gastrointestinal tract. When this happens, your body can break the food into finer particles and your stomach efficiently uses the bile juice from your pancreas, thus preventing acidity.

Inadequate water consumption causes extreme dehydration that triggers the colon to extract water from the stools accumulated in your body, making the stools hard and very difficult to pass. Thus, water saves you from the problems of constipation.

Helps in weight loss

Did you know that water is also an appetite suppressor? This zero calorie drink with absolutely no side-effects fills your stomach and suppresses your tendency of binge eating, resulting in you consuming fewer calories.

Moreover, it enhances the fat burning rate within your body as well as degeneration of fat cells.

Effective treatment for headaches

A recent study by a renowned Institute of Neurology shows that dehydration is a leading cause of persistent headaches and migraine. Drinking plenty of water eliminates the toxic wastes from your body as well as softens the stool and these help ease the bad headache you had been suffering from since a long time but found no reason for it.

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Dr Rahul has Masters in Maxillofacial Surgery with an overall experience of six years. Since the last 2 years, he is working in the Medical operations team of Portea. An Alumni of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health and Science, he has previously worked with Nationwide- The Family Doctors while as their Chief Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon and Implantologist. He has a special interest in Facial Trauma Surgery, Dental Implantology and Facial aesthetic surgery. It is not only medicine that fascinates Rahul. He is a die-hard sports enthusiast with a strong passion for Football, Basketball, and Cricket and occasionally strums the guitar, too.


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