After being sick with a cold for a full week recently, and being stuck with some residual sniffles and a cough, I can vouch for how important it is to drink water! Within that week I noticed not just changes in my health but in my skin! My skin began clearing up on its own, without the help of any skincare products, because at the time I was just washing my face with a cleanser. I also noticed the redness that has been on my face since puberty had disappeared, the oily t-zone as well, leaving my skin feeling healthy and hydrated. And for that week all I was doing was getting rest, drinking on average 6 full glasses of water a day while on antibiotics.
It sounds so simple to drink the required 8 of 8 oz glasses, or half a gallon, of water a day, but it’s not. After all those benefits, and I was able to start working again once I got healthy, I fell back into step with my usual 2 to 3 of full glasses of water a day, plus 1-2 beverages with that. That only brings me to 3 to 4 beverages a day, while the average intake (AI) for women is 9 beverages a day. While I am short by half I am starting to become more conscience about it. It is also important to remember to replenish your body’s water supply not only by consuming liquids, but by eating foods that contain water, like fruits and veggies. Continue reading