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Water plays an important role in your life. Many organisms can live without air, but none can live without water. Water is not only thirst-quenching but has many health benefits for your body and vital organs. Some of them are:
And, what’s more, it contains no calories, fat or cholesterol!
How much water is enough?
While you probably know the health benefits of drinking plenty of water, drinking enough of it is another story. An average healthy adult needs to consume at least 8 glasses* of water on a daily basis and this quantity should be increased during the summer and when exercising. If your water consumption is lower than recommended, here’s what you can do to drink more:
Tips for drinking more water
Good to Remember:
It is easy to confuse hunger with being thirsty; so try water first. Drinking water makes you feel trimmer and it’s the best choice for quenching your thirst between meals. Getting in the habit of drinking more water may take time, so increase your intake gradually and eventually you’ll easily consume what you need.
*For a healthy sedentary adult living in a temperate climates.
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