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10 Reasons Why You Should Drink 1 Gallon of Water a Day

Here is what happens when you drink a gallon of water a day:

One gallon of water a day may seem a little excessive but as with anything, our bodies adjust as we form new habits. Although it is important to not drink too much water, a gallon a day is recommended as a healthy lifestyle change. So what happens when we drink one gallon a day? Keep reading...

  1. Improved brain functions. Enhanced cognition can occur from drinking water because having a hydrated brain can cause it to reason, think and create memories more immensely. Your brain will be alert and more capable of perceiving your surroundings.

  2. Feel more energized. Although fatigue can be caused my many factors, it is often caused my mild dehydration. Drinking one gallon of water a day can help boost energy and improve sleep patterns. You will also find yourself performing better. Dehydration makes the body slow to respond. Drinking one gallon can help with agility, flexibility and quick reflexes. Water can actually assist with exercise on a cellular level. Proper hydration can help maximize workouts. Water helps your body maintain and regular energy stores. Without proper hydration, you have less blood flow, less oxygen and less delivery.

  3. Alleviate bloating. You may assume drinking one gallon of water may bloat you more but it will actually fight bloating. The key is drink slow and steady, not all at once.

  4. Less headaches and migraines. Majority of headaches and migraines are caused by dehydration. Drinking one gallon a day can help prevent these issues before they even start.

  5. Lose some extra pounds. Dehydration can cause feelings of hunger and cravings for sugar. When receiving enough fluids, those cravings subside. This can also lead to fewer snacks and smaller meals. Proper hydration will also cause a spike in your metabolism. After consuming 16oz of water in one hour, your metabolic rate will spike by 30% for 30-40 minutes. Water will also help in activating an enzyme needed to get rid of fat - lipase. Drinking this much water will also help in cutting calories because you will feel fuller longer.

  6. Help with digestion and constipation. These issues can be extremely inconvenient and cause a ton of discomfort. Drinking enough water can cause almost an immediate change in these problems.

  7. Clearer, smoother skin. I know from personal experience that water has helped tremendously with the appearance of my skin. One gallon a day can assist in clearing acne, smoothing skin and giving a beautiful glow.

  8. Balance of bodily fluids. Having this balance of fluids can be extremely beneficial. A couple of those benefits include reducing under-eye puffiness and reducing dark circles under the eye. Also, a healthy balance of bodily fluids improves digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature.

  9. Detoxifying. Drinking a gallon a day can assist in flushing out all of the accumulated toxins in the body. This can prevent kidney stones.

  10. Improves hair health. Drinking a gallon of water helps energize and support hair growth from root to tip. This can help to prevent split ends and brittle hair texture. You can also expect a healthier scalp meaning you'll have fewer chances of developing dryness, itchiness, or dandruff.

Now water, of course, is not the magic ingredient to cure all problems. However, as you can see above, it helps significantly! Drinking one gallon of water a day can lead to healthy regulation, balance and functionality of the body. Have you experienced any of these issues? Do you think water may be the missing component that can help? I challenge you to drink one gallon of water daily for one week. Document the changes daily to see how you have improved.

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