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Drinking water: 10 positive effects of water

  1. Drinking water is essential for your body to function properly. Sufficient water helps to prevent dehydration (dehydration occurs much faster than we usually think), and keeps physical processes such as digestion going. But drinking water can also help you lose weight, it ensures healthy and beautiful skin, it removes waste products from your body, improves your concentration and even reduces the risk of cancer. Drinking water is often a small effort, but it has a lot of positive effects.

1. Drink water to prevent dehydration

  1. If you don't drink enough, your body can dry out. That happens faster than you might think. The moment you are thirsty, this is a sign that you are starting to become (slightly) dehydrated. It is healthier to anticipate this feeling and to drink water earlier. Dehydration can cause dizziness, nausea, dry mouth and a feeling of exhaustion. In some cases, drinking water is a very simple way of reducing fatigue

3. Drink water to stimulate fat burning

  1. Moisture is needed for digestion. To be able to convert fat and carbohydrates into energy, you have to drink water. This also applies to the conversion of body fat into energy: for fat burning

7. Moisture: nutrition for your brain

  1. Your brain consists of no less than 90% moisture. When this percentage decreases, you can not only suffer from headaches, but also your alertness, concentration

8. Drink water to combat hunger

  1. Your body sometimes has difficulty distinguishing between hunger and thirst. You then need moisture, but your brain gives off a feeling of hunger. In that case you can counteract hunger by drinking (water). In addition, water can (temporarily) make you feel full. When you want to lose weight, fight hunger

10. More energy in the morning

  1. Drinking water makes you wake up faster in the morning and get more energy. This too has to do with dehydration and a lack of moisture. By drinking 1 or 2 glasses of water immediately after getting up, you can replenish the fluid supply in your body and make it a lot easier for your body to start up. Water is especially effective when combined with other methods of boosting your morning energy.

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