Why is water good for health?

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Tonya Bolden
Alternative & Complementary Medicine
Water helps health. The more hydrated we are, the easier oxygen and nutrients flow to our cells, and the better our bodies eliminate toxins. Inadequate hydration can lead to or exacerbate acne, constipation, dry skin, fatigue, headache, sinus problems, and urinary tract infections, among other things.

They say that the average person loses several cups of water a day just from breathing. Several more cups are lost through the three Ps: perspiration, peeing, and pooping. That water must be replaced. Eight ounces eight times a day is not a hard-and-fast rule for everyone, but I’m told it’s not a bad guideline. You should strive to make most, if not all, of that water just plain water. Overeaters, take note: water can be an appetite suppressant. It has been told by doctors, nutritionists, and others in the diet community that when you drink water before a meal, it will make you feel full, and you will eat less.
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