Updated: Aug 3, 2021
According to The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, if you are not drinking around 2 to 3 liters of water you are walking around in a dehydrated state. A body that is dehydrated is less likely to have sugar cravings, less likely to have regular bowel movements, and a host of other things water helps the body to do. And of course, drinking lots of water helps you loose weight when accompanied by regular exercise.
Our bodies are almost 70% water. Benefits of drinking water
Water is an amazing liquid. Drinking it does so many good things to our body. It may improve memory and mood can help reduce sugar cravings and aid weight maintenance
It may improve exercise performance
It may reduce headaches and migraines
It may help prevent constipation in children and adults
It may help to prevent kidney stones
It may help reduce the risk of bladder infections
It lubricates the joints
It forms saliva and mucus
It boosts skin health and beauty
It cushions the brain, spinal cord, and other sensitive tissues
It regulates body temperature
It flushes body waste
It helps maintain blood pressure
The airways need it
“The body needs water to provide fuel to cells that give us energy, helps brain function, clears our skin, and, believe it or not, also helps with cardiovascular health. Yep, Water decreases your risk of having a stroke!”
Water: There is no substitute! Let's me be clear on this. Any time you drink a liquid that has a color that is not natural, you are drinking an artificial color made with chemicals in a lab. That includes drinks like Gatorade, or any other "sports drink" that claims to have electrolytes.
Many of them are loaded with sugar and other additives you don't need, and are actually harmful to your body. You’ll be posting loads of engaging content, so be sure to keep your blog organized with Categories that also allow visitors to explore more of what interests them.
The average 20-ounce bottle packs 34 grams of sugar, which is almost a third of a woman's recommended daily intake. The recovery protein shakes are almost as bad, at 20 grams of sugar.
Since this stuff is Gatorade's competitor (it's owned by Coca-Cola, and Gatorade is a product of PepsiCo), it makes sense that its sugar content is identical: The 20-ounce bottles have 34 grams.
Don't be fooled by the name: Vitaminwater is not nearly as healthy as it sounds. You'll take in 32 grams of sugar for most 20-ounce bottles.
Though sports teams tout this as the best post-game drink, it's still loaded with sugar. An 8-ounce bottle of Nesquik's chocolate milk has 22 grams of sugar, and Hershey's is even worse. Their 12-ounce bottle has 44 grams.
You may thing trading your usual soda drink for popular sports drinks may seem like a healthy choice, but most sports drinks are only slightly better than soda in terms of sugar and calories. A 32-ounce sports drink contains between 56 and 76 grams of sugar – equal to about 14 to19 teaspoons – and four to six times the recommended daily amount for kids and teenagers.
Sports drinks do contain less sugar than your avarage can of Coke, but there is still a significant amount sugar in most of them. Sports drinks still have about two-thirds as much sugar as soda. The same amount of a non-diet soda contains 104 to124 grams of sugar, or 26 to 31 teaspoons.
So unless you are doing a high intensity aerobic exercise, or doing a serious work out at the gym, avoid those sports drinks as a daily drink with dinner and have a good glass of water instead.