7. It keeps our kidneys working.
Kidneys remove waste from our bodies, help control our blood pressure, and balance fluids, so they’re crucial to keeping our systems running smoothly.
One surefire way to keep them working properly? Adequate water consumption! So drink up to keep those kidneys in tip-top shape.
8. It energizes us.
9. It protects our joints and cartilage.
Water keeps the cartilage around our joints hydrated and supple, ensuring that our joints stay lubricated.
It also protects our spinal cord and tissues, keeping us healthy from the inside out.
Expert Kate Geagan, RD explains that cartilage — the rubbery material that coats our bones — is about 85 percent water. To keep this protective material healthy, we need to keep hydrated.
10. It helps us think more clearly.
Dehydration causes shrinkage of brain tissue.
So when we haven’t been drinking enough water, our brains have to work a lot harder to perform at the same level.
One study even found that students who brought water to tests did better on their exams.