Which of these are possible health benefits of drinking water?
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Adequate water keeps you hydrated, which in turn helps in maintaining proper bowel function. This characteristic also means that drinking enough water can help prevent constipation. Inadequate water intake can disturb the natural fluid and electrolyte balance of your body cells, thus resulting in muscle fatigue. When that happens, your muscles fail to work well, thereby hampering your routine activities.
What should be your average water intake in a day?
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You lose water every day when you perspire, urinate and breathe. You must replenish your body's water supply by drinking water, other fluids and foods that contain water for your body to function normally. The average water intake for men is about 13 cups (approximately 3 liters) and for women is about 9 cups (approximately 2.2 liters).
Too much of anything isn't good; same goes with water
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If you have certain health conditions, drinking too much water can put you at risks of other complications. People with some heart conditions and high blood pressure must avoid drinking excess water. If you have a history of kidney problems and have gone a transplant as well, a doctor's consultation is a must before you decide to increase your fluid intake. Drinking water at regular intervals while eating can lead to digestion problems.
Drinking water can moisten your skin
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Though staying hydrated is linked to a more vibrant skin, the amount of water you drink every day has got little to do with how moist your skin is. Dry skin is caused by a number of external factors such as the environment, oil glands and the amount of oil they secrete. So, unless you are severely dehydrated, drinking excess water is not going to help your skin.
Bottled water can cause tooth decay
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There is still room for research in this regard. Though bottled water in itself doesn't cause teeth to decay, they don?t contain fluoride, the element which is vital for your bones and teeth. Fluoride is usually added to tap water to help prevent tooth decay. So with the increase of non fluoridated bottled water, tooth decay has been on the rise lately.