Drinking at least two litres of water a day is the fastest way to reduce bloating and make you look younger, researchers claim. A blog post on the Australian lifestyle website Bed Threads reveals the many benefits of adequate hydration for both body and mind based on scientific studies from the world’s leading health organisations.
It’s been found to promote smooth digestion and enhance skin’s natural radiance while reducing the risk of headaches, hypertension and other stress-related pain. Mental clarity and concentration are also improved, as is overall mood – all by downing the equivalent of eight glasses throughout the day.
Benefits of Drinking Water ( Urdu )
Promotes smooth digestion:
Between 50 and 80 per cent of the human body is made up of water, with all chemical processes vital for life taking place within it. We need water to absorb nutrients and eliminate waste products, which is why drinking enough is essential for smooth digestion.
Issues like constipation and bloating are often caused by chronic dehydration which is easily avoided by keeping your intake around the two-litre mark. Japan’s National Institute of Health and Nutrition even cites increased fluid consumption as a treatment for recurring digestive problems.
Reduces signs of ageing:
Hydration is essential for healthy, supple skin, so it makes sense that failure to drink enough water is the fastest route to a dry, tight, flaky and generally irritated complexion. Water has long been hailed as the world’s ‘miracle moisturiser’ for its ability to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and eliminate puffiness, particularly around the eyes. As well as being extremely effective, it’s arguably the cheapest and most easily accessible skincare treatment at your disposal.
Prevents headaches and joint pain:
Dehydration causes headaches, dizziness and joint cramps because the body is starved of the lubrication it needs for the proper functioning of the brain and muscles. Persistent light headaches coming from the centre or back of the head could be a sign that you’re not drinking enough throughout the day. So change your habits by carrying a water bottle in your bag or keeping one on your desk at work.
Improves mood and concentration:
Chronic dehydration is known to exacerbate stress, fatigue, anger and even memory problems, meaning it’s vital to sip water consistently throughout the day. Slews of scientific studies from world-renowned institutions have proven the link between adequate hydration and a brighter mental outlook.
Increased water consumption was directly associated with a more positive mood and longer, uninterrupted concentration, a recent study of female students by the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut found.