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Most if not all wellness experts agree that consuming adequate water each day is essential to a healthy lifestyle. The colloquial rule of thumb regarding water intake is "8 glasses of 8oz per day". However, the National Academy of Medicine sets "general recommendations for women at approximately 2.7 liters (91 ounces) of total water -- from all beverages and foods -- each day, and men an average of approximately 3.7 liters (125 ounces daily) of total water". Even though this recommendation includes food derived water as well, you may want to drink more than the commonly suggested 64 ounces per day.
Sometimes a cool, refreshing glass of water is perfect all on its own. But, let's be honest, when you are 80 ounces in to your daily allotment, it can get a little boring. Adding a few drops of Grapefruit Essential Oil is a perfect solution. Not only will you enjoy extra flavor, but it will enhance some of the benefits of drinking water. If you are trying to take off a few pounds, adding a couple of drops can help support a healthy metabolism and the scent can increase motivation to stick to your wellness plan*.
Need more reasons to drink the recommended amount of water each day? Below is a list of some of the many commonly accepted benefits of adequate daily water intake.
- Increases energy and reduces fatigue
- Promotes weight loss
- Flushes toxins from the body
- Improves skin complexion
- Helps digestive system
- Boosts immune system
Now, bottoms up! And don't forget the Grapefruit Essential Oil. If you are going to drink all that water, why not double up on some of the effects that will help you reach or maintain a healthy weight?
For even more information about why you should stay hydrated, read "Hydration: Why More H20?"