MILAN - Water is essential for our life and is the main element that makes up the fluids of our body. It is able to improve many aspects of our day, starting from health. It helps remain hydrated, but at the same time it protects our joints, helps maintain a correct functioning of our intestine and hydrated skin.
Water can help keep our calorie intake under control
Water does not have "magic effects" on our ideal weight, but substituting beverages with high sugar content with water certainly helps our waistline. A good glass of water is certainly the best choice and, in weight loss programs, liquids are always present and deemed essential.
It protects our joints
Water keeps the cartilage around our joints hydrated and elastic, keeping our joints lubricated. It also protects our bone marrow and all body tissues. Cartilage is a rubbery material that covers bones and allows our joints to perform their work in the best possible way.
It keeps our skin hydrated
Skin contains a lot of water and carries out the role of protective barrier, preventing the loss of excess liquids. On the contrary, dehydration makes skin drier and wrinklier. Drinking water regularly is key to maintaining our skin hydrated, but to help it stay moist and avoid the formation of wrinkles, sometimes it is necessary to use moisturising cream.
Water helps maintain normal intestinal functioning
An adequate hydration allows food to flow easily along the gastrointestinal tract and prevents constipation. When one does not drink enough water, it can happen that stools have a hard consistency and are difficult to expel.
by Alessandro Conte