Are you ready for the ultimate health and beauty tip? Can you handle a tip that is better than a winged eyeliner tutorial, more insightful than ‘abs are built in the kitchen’ and, best of all, absolutely free? Do you want to know how you can put an end to dry skin, wrinkles, dark circles, headaches, bloating and poor concentration? Don’t laugh! It can be done easily and with no cost. All you need to do is drink the doctor recommended amount of water each day.
According to the Institute of Medicine, the adequate intake (AI) of liquids for men is about 13 cups, or 3 liters, of total liquids (preferably water) a day. The AI for women is a bit less – around 9 cups, or 2.2 liters, of liquids each day.
Men should take in 3 liters of water each day.
Women should be taking in 2.2 liters of water each day.
Your body needs water to function properly. A few of those functions include the proper digestion of food (Farewell, bloating!), the regeneration of skin cells (Tata, dull and dry skin!).
As for headaches and concentration, did you know that your brain is 80% water? And, like most things, when it becomes dehydrated it will shrivel and shrink? The result is a major headache due to the brain shrinking away from your skull. A properly hydrated body means a properly hydrated brain. Au revoir, headaches!
If you have low energy levels and struggle to concentrate throughout the day, dehydration could be the cause. Brain cells need double the energy of the rest of your body for proper operation. Can you guess what the best source for this energy is? Water, of course!
So do yourself a favor and challenge yourself to drink the doctor recommended amount of water (and make it easy with a drinking water system from Kinetico San Antonio). If you don’t love clearer skin, a flatter stomach, improved concentration and less headaches, you can always…well, who wouldn’t love that?