The benefits of drinking water

Did you know the benefits of drinking water are plentiful?

The benefits of drinking water are plentiful!

Water is one of my favorite beverages and I can always tell when I haven’t drank enough in the day. I start feeling blah, sometimes achy and definitely feel an unsatisfied thirst. Using water bottles help me stay motivated and focused on drinking water. A water bottle also lets me track how much water I drink each day.

Our bodies need water. Much of our body is, after all, made up of water. Our blood, brain, muscles and more are composed of water so refueling is important to maintaining good overall health.

Fluid intake during cancer treatment, especially chemotherapy, is also important. The chemo drugs and some medications can cause dehydration and other side effects. When I went through chemo last year I brought a water bottle with me to ensure I drank fluids during infusions at the clinic. Drinking post-infusion is equally important to help flush the toxins out of your body and help prevent or minimize side effects (be sure to not overload your kidneys all at once).

The benefits of drinking water:

Lubricates joints

Promotes skin health/complexion

Helps with weight loss/decreases cravings

Increases energy

Can prevent cramps and headaches

Flushes out toxins

Helps prevent bad breath

Flavor your water

Not everyone loves drinking as much as I do. Jazzing up your water can help motivate you to drink more. Try adding fruit, cucumbers, mint and more! Adding flavor to your water can be especially helpful during cancer treatment as many drugs cause water to taste a bit metallic.

Do you like drinking water? Do you prefer it plain or with added flavor?

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