5 Benefits of Drinking Water Makes You Healthier, Wealthier, & Wise
Can the “benefits of drinking water” include better health? I’m not a doctor. I don’t even play one on the internet. But I am competent to pass on health-related research.
Water (Hydrogen and Oxygen) makes up most of your body. It regulates temperature and lubricates joints. Water dissolves nutrients from food, carries them into cells, and removes waste. I think we can agree that its pretty important.
But there are some newly discovered drinking water benefits. Current research has uncovered 5 more reasons to reach for your faucet (and 1 bonus to make you rich).
30% Metabolism Boost by Drinking Water
Here’s the bad news: mild dehydration can slow down your metabolism by 3%.
Here’s the good news: it only takes about 17oz of drinking water to increase your metabolic rate by 30%. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found it takes about 10 minutes to kick in, and about 30-40 minutes to peak.
41% Lower Heart Attack Risk (Reduces Cancer Too)
A 6 year study published in The American Journal of Epidemiology found that people who drank more than 5 glasses of water a day were 41% less likely to die from a heart attack than those who drank less than 2 glasses.
Research shows that staying hydrated can reduce the risk of colon cancer by 45%, bladder cancer by 50%, and possibly reduce breast cancer risk too.
Fewer, Gentler Migraines
A study in the Journal Neurology compared two groups of migraine suffers. The first group was given a placebo. The second group drank 6 cups of water a day.
The result? After 2 weeks, the water drinkers had 21 hours less of migraine pain – and less intense pain as well.
30% More Brainpower
Can you unleash the horsepower of your mind by drinking water? Yup.
Your brain needs oxygen to function. As little as 1% dehydration can impair mental performance.
But a recent study found if you drink 8-10 cups of water a day, you can actually improve brainpower by up to 30%.
Now go grab a glass of water and solve world piece.
2% Dehydration Kills Your Attention Span
If you’re with me this far, you just might be well hydrated.
2% dehydration has been shown to trigger short-term memory problems and cause difficulty focusing on a computer screen or printed page.
Could that promotion at work be yours with the help of a fresh glass of water?
Extra Bonus: You’ll Get Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
You could easily save $180 a year by skipping that can of soda at lunch and grabbing some drinking water instead. So maybe you won’t be rich beyond your wildest dreams, but it’s a nice bump to the bank account.
Pure Water Makes “Drinking Water” Even Easier
Its no fun drinking water that tastes like it came from a pool. Or a rotten egg for that matter. Its also safe to say that Arsenic in drinking water probably outweighs these “hydro benefits”.
So what’s the answer?
It depends on your water. A Whole House Cartridge Filter is perfect for Chlorine removal and Organic chemicals (like pharmaceuticals in water). In some cities that’s all you need.
Many Twin City suburbs like Chanhassen draw water from deep wells with high Total Dissolved Solids (mainly inorganic salts and metals). For these cities, a carbon-based filter will only help 5-10%.
Reverse Osmosis is a good choice. But with a standard Reverse Osmosis system, they may only be 13% efficient (you waste 87 gallons to get 13 gallons of drinking water).
Our High Efficiency RO systems range from 50-75% efficiency. This gives you the same great water, but saves 1,000’s of gallons of waste a year!
So How Much Water Are You Drinking?
If you’re not getting your drinking water boost, give us a call at (952) 767-0230. We can give you ballpark quotes over the phone. As an added value, we even offer a Free Consultation to test your water, and inspect plumbing. This extra service is the best way to make sure you get the water quality you want. The benefits of drinking water are just too great to overlook!