The benefits of water

Water has so many benefits that it is often easy to overlook them  due to its sheer simplicity. It is probably the most neglected nutrient and it has ZERO calories!  On average we need approx 2 litres daily but the exact amount depends on various factors like weight, diet, activity levels, climate etc.  A quick hydration calculator is available on this link:

 This  is a quick summary and reminder  of the many benefits of drinking water.

Weight loss – Increases metabolism and helps to flush out by products of  fat breakdown.

Symptom relief –  headaches, back pain, muscle cramps, dizziness/light-headedness, weakness and fatigue are often at least partly due to dehydration.  Hunger is also often a sign of dehydration and not a sign that your body needs food!- so try drinking water first, then see how you feel after 20-30mins before having any munchies!

Skin– Healthy , young, glowing skin- no doubt that adequate hydration shows itself in how your skin looks.

Immunity -water improves our immune system. Drinking water with a few drops of lemon juice is beneficial- although lemon is acidic, it is alkaline in the body and  a great detox aid.

Cancer -Research shows that drinking water can help reduce  the risk of bladder and colon cancer.  water dilutes everything and it dilutes the concentration of cancer-causing agents in the urine and shortens the time in which they have contact with  the bladder lining.