It’s been drilled into your mind for probably as long as you can remember: Drink 2 litres of water each day.

This is what health gurus (and your mum!) tell you, but why? Why is guzzling enough H20 daily so important and does it really make a difference?


It makes a lot of sense when you think about it. We are made up of around 60% water after all. When you sit done to calculate what 2 litres of water equates to though, it means drinking at least 9 cups of water a day (and no, coffee and that evening vino don’t count!).

A hydrated body means improved health on so many levels – more than you could possibly imagine!


Water is the most under-utilised, ignored and yet most powerful health tool you can use to change your overall wellness. The benefits to drinking 2 litres a day are endless, yet most if us don’t take advantage of this easily accessible fluid. Equally, not keeping oneself well hydrated can have some very negative effectives from bowel issues, constipation, poor skin, brittle hair, red eyes, tiredness, and the list goes on.

We hope after you reading this article you make an intentional effort to drink your standard 2 litres of water every single day.


7 Reasons Why You Should Up Your Water Intake


Fluid balance

Drinking enough H2O maintains the body’s fluid balance, which helps transport nutrients in the body, regulate body temperature and digest food.


Clearer skin

Certain toxins in the body can cause the skin to inflame, which results in clogged pores and acne. Water flushes out these toxins and reduces the likelihood of breakouts.


Brain function

Our brains depend on proper hydration to function optimally. Brain cells require a delicate balance between water and various elements to operate, and when you lose too much water, that balance is disrupted. Dehydration can impair short-term memory function and the recall of long-term memory.


Kidney function

Our kidneys process almost 200 litres of blood daily, sifting out waste and transporting urine to the bladder. The kidneys need enough water to clear away what we don’t need.


Fatigue buster

Many resort to coffee when tired, but water is the true knight in shining armour. Coffee dehydrates you, which contributes to your fatigue. Water hydrates and rejuvenates.


Pain prevention

A little water can really go a long way. Aching joints, muscle cramps and strains can be avoided if you drink enough water.


Keep things flowing

Water is also a cure for digestion issues. By drinking enough water your bowels and colon can function at their best.


Bottoms up!

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