There’s a reason that we seek out the fountain of youth. That fountain may be coming right out of your kitchen faucet. Water is the fluid of sustenance. Without it, we wouldn’t be here. It may be the best thing to keep us staying healthy and beautiful. Nearly 2/3 of our body is composed of water. This includes our largest organ; our skin. When we don’t get enough water, our skin loses its elasticity and youthfulness. Water hydrates the skin, lessening wrinkles on your face and brightening your complexion.
It is a good idea to replace sugary drinks with water. This way you are cleaning your body from the inside out. But how much water is recommended? Just like the changing times, this number always seems to change. It use to be written in stone that everyone needed to drink 8 glasses of water a day.Then, some experts recommend drinking 2/3 in ounces of your body weight. Others started to say drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces. there is even this Hydration calculator to guesstimate how much water you should drink. (http://nutrition.about.com/library/blwatercalculator.htm) But just as every body is different, so is the amount of water needed for each person. Drink enough water so that you feel fully hydrated and try to drink more water in the summer when it’s hotter out. There is no magic number of how much water to drink; it is whatever works best for you.
And back to the beauty aspects of water, not only does it help to hydrate the skin. It also helps to shed unwanted weight. Instead of grabbing that high calorie midnight snack, try drinking a cup of water first. We often associate thirst with hunger. Also, first thing in the morning, try to drink some water to re-hydrate your body and break it’s eight hour fast while you were sleeping.
If you’re not a huge fan of water, try drinking it with a spritz of lemon. Sometimes, I add lemon and 1 packet of no-calorie sweetener to my 16 oz glass of water for a delicious 0 calorie lemonade. Feel free to add other healthy fruits for flavor. The fruits with the water will be great for your health and beauty.