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Things You May Not Know About the Importance of Staying Hydrated

by Cascade Ice on February 18, 2019

It’s common knowledge that a key part of living a healthy lifestyle is to drink plenty of water, and Cascade Ice is a great way to liven up your daily water intake. But did you know that there are some lesser-known benefits to drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day?

Regulating body temperature
Staying properly hydrated is an essential function in maintaining a body temperature within normal range. Because your body loses water during physical activities (and during the summer months), and sweat keeps your body cool, it’s crucial to replenish the water you lose so that you don’t overheat and become dehydrated.

Helping absorb important nutrients
Water is food’s biggest helper when breaking things down in the digestive system, but water’s lesser-known benefit in the body is how it facilitates the absorption of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients from your food. Once it helps the nutrients absorb, it delivers these vitamin components to the rest of your body for use.

Boosting your energy levels
Did you know that water can have a positive impact on your metabolism? One study found that drinking 500 milliliters of water boosted the metabolic rate of participants by 30 percent. A boost in metabolism has been associated with a direct impact on energy levels.

Improving your mood
If you’re not getting your daily recommended intake of water, it can negatively impact your mood. Dehydration can sometimes result in fatigue and confusion as well as anxiety. So, if more water = better mood … all the more reason to drink up! Cheers!

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