Do you know that some people actually go an entire day without drinking a glass of water?
No big deal, It’s just one of the most crucial components of survival. But no seriously, with our bodies being 60% water, hydration is so necessary.
So ask yourself this – do you drink ENOUGH water?
With all of its magical benefits, you’re actually doing yourself a favor if you are.
So say you are getting “enough” water… Let’s go a step further, try drinking a gallon of water a day.
Whet? I know, I know, it’s a lot of water, BUT it also has a lot of benefits too.
1. You’ll get full faster
Remember back in the day when you’d tell your mom you were hungry late at night, and she’d scream back, “you better go drink some water!” Yep, she was right…just drink water. After eating a meal, have you ever realized you were still hungry? Are you trying to diet and are eating small portions? Well, drinking a gallon of water a day will prevent you from overeating, as well as allow you to get full faster.
2. It’s time to glo’
I’m talking a sun kissed glo’, my melanin pops severely glo’, a you’d think I was pregnant glo’. Your skin NEEDS water! When you supply your body with a gallon of water a day, your skin is the first to show for it. And trust me, your skin will thank you.
Drinking a gallon of water a day actually makes it easier to get out of bed in the morning. I guess when everything is all hydrated and what not, all of the nutrients flow a whole lot better. Water helps your organs function, so replenishing your body with water takes away that groggy feeling, allowing you to be more active and energized.
4. Boosts your metabolism
According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology, drinking 500ml of water increased metabolic rate by 30 percent within ten minutes. A faster metabolism helps you burn calories too! So that’s a win-win.
5. Decreases risk of Cancer
Now if the other four reasons didn’t get your attention, I hope this will! According to Prevention.com, a gallon of water can actually decrease your risk of Colon Cancer by 40 percent, Breast Cancer by 70 percent and Bladder Cancer by 50 percent. WHAAAT!? YES.
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So what are you waiting for?
Drinking a gallon of water in addition to exercise and a clean diet can take your body to a new level, and it’s time! Go get that body you deserveee!