Detox your Diet: Why Should You Drink More Water?

by Dr. Sharleen Hawco ND April 10, 2009

  • to improve your energy
  • to increase your mental and physical performance
  • to remove toxins and waste products from your body
  • to keep your skin looking healthy
  • to help you lose weight by regulating appetite and increasing metabolism
  • to prevent headaches and dizziness due to dehydration
  • to allow for proper digestion
  • to reduce blood pressure and high cholesterol
  • to ease joint pain
  • to decrease the risk of some cancers
  • to lower the risk of developing kidney stones

How Much water is enough?

  • 1.5 to 2 liters a day or more if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, in a hot climate, or doing heavy exercise.
  • Drink throughout the day, drinking large amounts all at once won't be absorbed by the body.
  • Breastfed and formula-fed infants don't need any extra water they should be getting all the hydration they require from either breast milk (ideal) or if this is not possible from a formula.
Dr. Sharleen Hawco ND
Dr. Sharleen Hawco ND


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