We all know we need water to survive, and we feel a lot better when we drink it regularly. But what’s really at play in the body when we sip H2O?

Does water only quench our thirst? Is there something more than that?

Of there are more benefits of water than just thirst-quenching.

Below, are the 5 main benefits that I want to share with all readers of my blog. They are nonexclusive nor are they exhaustive. But these are the 5 benefits that I drink water regularly daily.

Benefit 1 - Water Protects Your Tissues, Spinal Cord, and Joints

Yes. This may come as a surprise to most people, but scientists have proven this to be true. Water does more than just quench your thirst and regulate your body’s temperature; it keeps the tissues in your body moist. water helps protect your spinal cord, and it acts as a lubricant and cushion for your joints.

Benefits 2 - Water Helps Your Body Remove Waste

Adequate water intake enables your body to excrete waste through perspiration, urination, and defecation. Water helps your kidneys remove waste from your blood and keep the blood vessels that run to your kidneys clear.

Benefits 3 - Water Aids in Digestion

Water is important for healthy digestion. It helps break down the food you eat, allowing its nutrients to be absorbed by your body. After you drink, both your small and large intestines absorb water, which moves into your bloodstream and is also used to break down nutrients. As your large intestine absorbs water, stool changes from liquid to solid. Water is also necessary to help you digest soluble fiber. With the help of water, this fiber turns to gel and slows digestion, contributing to a longer-lasting sense of fullness.

Benefits 4 - Water Helps Your Brain Function Optimally

Ever feel foggy headed? Take a sip of water. One reason for that foggy-headed feeling is inadequate electrolyte balance. Adequate electrolyte balance is vital to keeping your body functioning optimally. Low electrolytes can cause issues including muscle weakness, fatigue, and confusion.

Benefits 5 - Water Prevents You from Becoming Dehydrated

Your body loses fluids when you engage in vigorous exercise, sweat in high heat, or come down with a fever, or contract an illness that causes vomiting or diarrhea. If you’re losing fluids for any of these reasons, it’s important to increase your fluid intake so that you can restore your body’s natural hydration level. Your doctor may also recommend that you drink more fluids to help treat other health conditions, like bladder infections and urinary tract stones. If you’re pregnant or nursing, you may want to consult with your physician about your fluid intake because your body will be using more fluids than usual.

There you go. The 5 most important benefits of water to me. Let them serve as a reminder of the importance of water in our daily life. Bring a water bottle wherever you go. To the gym, park, or yoga studio, etc. Don’t leave home without water as you may not when you need it most.

Stay safe. Stay hydrated.

You have my best.

Victor Ang
Founder & CEO, Victoria Rose
July 12, 2023 — Victoria Rose