I've always been a big water drinker. Growing up, water was a mainstay. My family of 10 went through milk and juice way too fast, and soda was a rare treat. So I grew accustomed to water and that carried over into my adult life.
We've all heard the advice: drink eight glasses a day. But recently, there was a lot of press about the fact there is no scientific evidence to back up the 8 glasses/day suggestion.
OK. Sure. But that doesn't mean that there aren't many benefits of drinking water. The most obvious is that it is calorie-free. For those who don't want the nutritionally-void calories of soda and some juices, water is a great option. And if you don't mind drinking from the tap, you can save a ton of money too.
The other significant benefit of drinking plenty of water each day is the fact that it cleanses your body. Think about it: all that water you're slugging is making its way through your body, keeping things hydrated and moving the waste along.. Kidneys and bowels function better if they're getting plenty of fluids, and water helps energize muscles.
My co-workers know that I'm a big water drinker. I have a 32-ounce bottle that I fill two or three times per day, and they see me heading to the restroom every hour or so---another benefit because I'm not sitting at my desk for several hours at a time.
So why not get up and pour yourself a big glass of water?
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