Water helps in more ways than quenching your thirst, water:
- Helps keep our body temperature normal
- Lubricates joints
- Removes waste through perspiration, urination, bowel movement
- Protects delicate tissues such as the spinal cord
It’s no surprise our body is constantly losing water. If you have headaches, that may be a sign of dehydration. Hopefully you never get to that point. It’s important to continuously drink water. Another cool fact is that you can eat fruits to help rehydrate! Fruits like watermelon, tomatoes, and celery have a high amount of water.
- Maintain a healthy weight
- A great substitute to sugary beverages
- Hydrates and improves brain function
- Increases energy, prevents muscle weakness
- Replaces fluids when we’re sick
- Improves digestion
- And helps with healthy skin
There are three types of water we can learn about when drinking it…
Bottled Water: If there are no special methods of filtration, it might be tap water you are paying extra money for.
Filtered Water: An improved taste in tap water
Tap Water: Contains a partial amount fluoride which helps prevent tooth decay.
Let’s see how water compares with other well-bought beverages.
|Drink (12-ounce serving)||Teaspoons of Sugar||Calories|
|Bottled Water||0 teaspoons||0|
|Energy Drink||2 1/3 teaspoons||140|
|Sports Drink||2 teaspoons||75|
|Orange Juice||7½ teaspoons||160|
|Sweet Tea||8½ teaspoons||120|
|Powdered Drink Mix (with sugar)||9 teaspoons||145|
|Fruit Punch||11½ teaspoons||195|
|Root Beer||11½ teaspoons||170|
|Grape Juice||12 teaspoons||200|
|Orange Soda||13 teaspoons||210|
Did you know– $6.6 billion a year is spent on sugary drinks!
Make a habit of checking the ingredients in not just the water you buy, but any product. You’ll realize the sugary drinks you buy contain a lot more than just sugar, and the water you pay $6 might just be a $1 quality in fancier bottle.
So grab a cup or a bottle and fill it up with some H2o – your body NEEDS it. The more, the better, just look at those benefits!