“Pure water is the world’s first and foremost medicine”- Proverb
When we drink a glass of water, we not only quench our thirst, our brain is able to function properly. In fact, if we don’t get enough water our brain cells lose efficiency therefore making us less capable of keeping focus on everyday tasks. Doctors stress the importance of drinking 2 litres or more a day to keep our body in check.
Why You Should Drink
In a 24-hour period we sleep for roughly 6-8 hours a night, which is the longest period we go without food or water. For most adults, the morning routine includes getting out of bed and pouring a cup of coffee to kick-start our day. Caffeine is a stimulant that gives our brain a much needed boost of energy but is only short lived.
Not only that, caffeine is a diuretic which helps the body get rid of water and salts through increased urination, which can cause your skin to dry out.
Drinking water as soon as you wake up not only replenishes the lost minerals, your mind becomes a lot clearer and you won’t have any adverse reactions to it as you would with a caffeine based stimulant.
Even if you’re not thirsty, it is important that you are getting enough water throughout the day to keep your brain functioning.
A slight decrease in water consumption can lead to a drop in concentration levels which can affect your ability to work, especially if you are sitting in front of a computer screen for the majority of your work day.
It Can Relieve Stress
At times, life can get stressful. Work, family and day to day activities can put us under a lot of pressure. More often than not, we find different ways of trying to cope with stress such as smoking, drinking alcohol or indulging in sugary treats such as chocolate, which might make you feel better but is harmful to your overall health. Instead, the next time you’re stressing out about something, reach for a cool glass of water.
Studies have shown that drinking water can decrease our cortisol levels (stress hormone). By constantly drinking water (at least 250 ml every 30 minutes) you can reduce the physiological responses we have to stress. If you often find yourself under duress, it is time to start drinking more water. If you don’t like the taste of tap water, consider purchasing a water cooler for your home and office to enjoy the benefits of purified water. Not only is it free from any nasty chemicals that can sometimes be found in tap water, your tastebuds will thank you for it.
Water is an essential part of life. As a leading specialist in purified water, Refreshed Pure Water is passionate about delivering our customers the best products to satisfy their thirst. If you would like to know more about our products, contact us today and one of our staff members will assist you with all your water enquiries.