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Your body and water

Water is the source of life; no life is possible without it. More than 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered with water, and more than 55% of our body is made up of it. Its life-giving power can be felt in our own body, from both the outside and the inside. Do you not believe it? Here we present four of its positive biological effects to convince you.


1. Its effect on the skin

We do not try to fool you with any expensive beauty tips. Our simplest and cheapest beauty tip is to drink water. Because the most spectacular effect of water is on the skin, sometimes even visible to the naked eye. If you do not drink at least 2 litres of liquid a day, your cells become thirsty. Out of revenge, the body will first draw water from the skin. In turn, dehydrated skin can, quite often become a problem: it can dry out, fade, wrinkle, show dark spots and the lack of water can cause the dreaded cellulite.


TIP: If you want beautiful, full skin, you should also take care of proper water consumption. It is worth considering all this at a young age, as the ability of skin cells to bind and retain water decreases over time.


2. Kicks off the brain

Did you know that if you feel thirsty, it is quite a late reaction of the body that you need water? If you are a bit more vigilant, you can read the signals much earlier in the form of headaches, memory impairment, afternoon fatigue, stress, sleep problems, dizziness or difficulty concentrating.


Dehydration slows down brain processes. Why? Because water gives the necessary energy for all brain function. But the brain is not able to store a large amount of water, thus it needs to be replenished regularly and continuously.


TIP: As part of your daily routine introduce a bottle of water in addition to the phone-key-wallet trinity. Count how many times you reach for the bottle during the day. This is strongly recommended if you are in a profession that requires thinking, concentration or creativity.


3. Helps regenerate

Proper fluid intake is essential for the normal functioning of the body. In addition to the aforementioned skin, the human body has many cells which water can help regenerate. If your body suffers from a lack of water, your cells will regenerate more slowly, too. As you age, the amount of water in your body decreases. While the water content of the body is 72% for babies, the corresponding percentage is around 50% for elderly people. The older you are, the greater the risk of dehydration.


TIP: The higher your age, the wiser you are. Always consider: if you are ill, you are rushing somewhere or the weather is hot, you need to increase your fluid intake. Similarly, if you drink a lot of tea, coffee or soft drinks, you should drink more water.


4. Helps you feel happy

Prolonged stressful situations also utilise your body’s water balance. Dehydration can adversely affect your emotions and mood. How? The answer is hormones. Explained simply: there is a substance called tryptophan that, if properly hydrated, becomes serotonin in your brain, which has a positive effect on your mood. By ensuring adequate fluid intake, you help your body produce the “happy hormone”.


TIP: Do not only pay attention to drinking water during the day, but if you can, drink two glasses of water as soon as you wake up to get your day off to a good start.


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