10 Things I Bet You Didn't Know About Your Body And Water #GiveawayAwesomeness

Today's Top 10 Tuesday post is a 2-for-1! I am going to open your eyes to a few really great reasons to trade in your soda or sweet tea for water, AND tell you about a new product that will help you achieve your water quota, with the freshest cleanest water possible... is your water, Clearly Filtered? No? Today's post is being brought to you by a company who can take care of that for you, Fluoride and all! All opinions are my own.

Without further ado... lets kick this Top 10 Tuesday off with, 10 reasons why you should be drinking water right now! 

1. The human body is comprised of about 60% water. Water helps to aid in digestion, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation and absorption of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature. 

2. Water can help control calories- Drinkning water before meals will lead to both a boost in your metabolism and a reduction in calories consumed. Sometimes your mind will send you mixed signals that seem like you might be hungry, when really you are just thirsty!

3. Water helps to energize your muscles! When muscles are depleted of water, it results in muscle fatigue. Meaning when muscle cells don't have adequate fluids, they will not function properly. The American College of Sports Medicine, says, Drink about 17 ounces of fluid about two hours before exercise. During exercise, start drinking fluids early, and drink them at regular intervals to replace fluids lost by sweating.

4. Water will give your morning and body a boost!

5. Water helps your skin look fresh and clear! According to Atlanta dermatologist Kenneth Ellner, MD., "Dehydration makes your skin look more dry and wrinkled, which can be improved with proper hydration,"

6. Drinking water at certain times will help your body do it's job more effectively!

7. Prolonged and excess dehydration can lead to your body trapping toxins and even developing kidney stones!  The main toxin in the body is a water-soluble waste that is able to pass through the kidneys to be excreted in the urine. If you chronically drink too little, you may be at higher risk for kidney stones, especially in warm climates.

8. Water regulates your body's temperature.  When your body gets hot, it sweats. Drinking water will help your body stay cool and replace the fluids lost while sweating.  

9. Water works to protect your body in more ways than you can imagine!

10. Plain and simple, there is nothing like it... 

So, what are you waiting for? Drink up! I challenge you over the next 30 days to reach for water instead of sugary drinks or sodas, at least once a day.  #YouCanDoIt

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