Top 5 reasons to drink water

Top 5 reasons to drink water

Drink water to lose weight, prevent dehydration, and remove toxins.

1. Lose weight

Water has 0 calories and can help you lose weight if it replaces high calorie beverages.

2. Prevent dehydration

Dehydration can reduce your motivation and ability to exercise.  The same exercise will feel harder than if you were hydrated.

3. Most of your body is water

On average, 60% of your body weight and 75% of your muscle is made up of water.

4. Replace water you lose during the day

Each day, you lose about 1 liter (32 ounces) of water from breathing, sweating, and going to the bathroom.

5. Help digestion and remove toxins

Your body needs water to digest food and absorb nutrients, regulate your body temperature, cushion your joints, and remove waste and toxins.

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