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5 Health Benefits Of Drinking Water


Today is World Water Day and it is worth celebrating, especially when thinking of the many advantages that it gives us. Thus, here are five health benefits of drinking water.

It was just World Water Day and it is worth celebrating, especially when thinking of the many advantages that it gives us. Thus, here are five health benefits of drinking water.

Water is so vital and that’s why World Water Day was created, which this year falls on March 22nd. It’s an international landmark that goes as far back as 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development.

The purpose of World Water Day is to learn more about water related issues, take action to make a change and be inspired to tell others. Take a step by learning these five health benefits:


1) You stay youthful:

Drinking plenty of water is good for your skin and dispels dry skin. More so than lotions,  drinking lots of water keeps your skin moisturized and decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If you don’t drink enough water, your body will try to keep it in order to save resources. This retention makes your skin puffy and can even lead to bloating.

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Water is beneficial (thehub201)

2) You get fit:

Water reduces your appetite, so you don’t eat as much. Drinking plenty of water also blocks fluid retention, because your body won’t try to retain water if it’s getting a good supply. Drinking water also aids in burning stored fat. If you’re not drinking enough water, your liver will have to help your kidneys detoxify your body. Drinking water flushes toxins from your body and prevents constipation.

3) You Build Muscle:

Another benefit of is that it strengthens your muscles. That’s because water supplies oxygen to the cells of your body, including those of your muscles. Drinking plenty of water makes your muscles work harder and longer before they feel tired, and this can aid in building muscle.

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Water is beneficial (wisdomofGodwithWendy)

4) You get smarter:

Drinking water can improve your cognitive function. Your brain needs loads of oxygen to function at peak levels. Drinking plenty of water makes sure that your brain gets all the oxygen it requires. Having eight to ten cups of water per day can improve your levels of cognitive performance by about 30%! Drinking plenty of water also aids nerve function. It ensures that your body’s electrolyte levels remain high enough to allow your nerves to relay messages to and from the brain in the way they were created to.

5) It’s great for your joints:

One of the silent benefits of drinking water is that it aids in keep your joints strong, healthy and lubricated. Your joints require moisture in order to stay strong and flexible, so that your movements are smooth and pain free.

Check out these tips and let us know how they work for you.

This article originally appeared on Pulse.ng and was republished with permission.

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Should Children Eat Eggs Everyday?


Eggs are one of the cheapest sources of protein that is readily available in Nigeria and which forms part of the regular staples in many homes.

However, the negative hype around egg being a source of high cholesterol has generally caused people to become sceptical of its goodness.  A recent research reveals that eating eggs regularly is not directly responsible for high blood cholesterol. It is common to hear that kids will be prone to Type 2 diabetes when they grow up if they take eggs regularly.

However, these fears cannot become real if you stay within the limit of what your kids should take in daily. An average egg contains approximately 183mg of cholesterol and a child needs cholesterol intake should be less than 300mg daily. So eating an egg once, a day is healthy for your child.


Egg contains lots of nutrients that are highly beneficial to the growth of your child. Some of which are choline, Folate, Lutein and Zeaxanthin, Niacin, Omega-3 fats, Protein, Riboflavin, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Zinc.

However how do you identify fresh eggs?

You can identify fresh eggs that are still edible by using this time-tested method.

  • Put the egg in a container of water.
  • If the egg bent on the side at the bottom, it shows it is still fresh
  • If the egg stands straight on the bottom, it shows that if you do not eat it on time it could go bad.
  • If the egg floats at the top, then you should throw it away

As nutritious as eggs are, you must be careful in preparing it to avoid salmonella poisoning. This bacteria is usually found in a normal egg and it becomes dangerous when your egg is not cooked properly or when it is taken raw. So to prevent this, do the following

  • Buy fresh eggs with shell
  • Avoid giving a soft, raw or slightly cooked egg to your kids
  • Ensure that you boil your egg well before eating

An egg is beneficial to the body yet your kids should eat it in moderation and do not exceed the daily consumption so your kids will be the better for it.

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