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Water: Nature’s Elixir

It’s important to drink your water.

It’s important to drink your water.

Your body is 60 percent water. When you're dehydrated, none of your systems functions properly. You've probably heard the rule: Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. If being healthy alone doesn't motivate you to hydrate adequately, maybe these added benefits will.

Drinking water will help you lose weight.

Sometimes, our bodies act like they are hungry, when they are actually thirsty. Drinking enough water can keep you from over-eating and suppresses your appetite until mealtime.

Your skin will thank you.

Skin needs hydration for efficient cell generation, keeping it healthy, smooth and glowing. This extra cell generation even helps get rid of cellulite. Sufficient water intake can even keep signs of aging at bay.

It's the most inexpensive detox.

We've all seen the fancy detox drinks. They promise to flush your body of toxins and harmful bacteria. Did you know that taking in extra water does the same thing? And, for a much smaller price tag. The purifying effect that water has on your colon will make it easier for your body to absorb other important nutrients.

Water makes you happy.

OK, maybe water alone can't make you happy, but it will help. Not only are healthier people happier, but dehydration can cause crankiness and mood swings.

Editor's Note: Please see the article on page 10 about the dangers of drinking too much water.

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