Your body is made of 60 percent water, so it’s important to keep yourself hydrated at all times. Aside from helping you regulate your body temperature, digest your food, and maintain your body’s fluid balance, here are others ways water aids your health.

It can cure fatigue.
According to Women’s Health, fatigue is one of the signs of dehydration. When you feel tired throughout the day, it could mean that you’re not drinking enough H2O. In fact, The National Academy of Sciences recommends that women consume 11 cups of fluid every day. However, not all of them have to be water. The other eight cups can come from other beverages.

It makes you less cranky.
When you’re dehydrated, your energy drops, making it harder for you to concentrate and finish your tasks. "Our brains don't like being low on liquids, although researchers aren't entirely sure why that can lead to a hissy fit," says Lawrence E. Armstrong, PhD, a professor and interim department head at the kinesiology department at the University of Connecticut.

It aids with digestion.
Although water is not necessary to digest food since your natural body fluids can do that, drinking water during meals can improve your digestion. It flushes waste out and also helps relieve constipation. While the standard number is eight glasses a day, the Harvard Health Letter suggests you drink 30 to 50 ounces daily, which is equivalent to approximately four to six glasses of water. Experts also recommend that you eat foods such as watermelon, lettuce, spinach, and soups to retain just the right amount of water inside your body.

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