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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Water works wonders: health benefits

Water works always in your favor and it works wonders. It yields so many benefits to your health. It is the basis of life. It makes your mental as well as physical health strong, strengthens the immunity system so that you can resist the infections or cough/cold. Let’s know about the wonderful benefits of H2O.

Water Boosts Metabolism:
Drinking water increases metabolic rate by 30%. It is able to burn fat. You can lose those extra pounds by drinking more water. Water is the best choice. Experts recommend taking about 8 to 10 glasses of water a day. Water lubricates the joints and allows them move easily. Water carries nutrients to the cells through blood. So drink water and stay healthy.

Water prevents Migraines:
In one study published in the journal Neurology, water reduces headache. Scientists surveyed migraine sufferers and divided them into two groups. One group asked to take pills and the other group to drink 1.5 liters of water for two weeks. At the end of two weeks it was found that water group experienced 22 lesser hours of pain than those who took pills.

Strengthening the mind:
Water is very important for the proper functioning of mind. It increases the mental performance. It improves the mental ability. Scientists say that dehydration of even 1% can adversely affect the thinking ability. Water can improve the mental performance by 30 percent. Brain needs a lot of oxygen for its proper functioning. That is where water fills the need of oxygen.

Water regulates the body temperature through perspiration and releases the excess heat in the body. We need water to breathe. Even Asthma can be relieved when we increase the consumption of water. Water helps to remove wastes out of the body. If there is no sufficient water present then the wastes are not effectively removed and it may result into the damage to kidneys.

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