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10 benefits of drinking water

Drinking more water lately? Even if you’re not trying, chances are the hot weather has you reaching for a few extra cups of something cool. And that’s great news for your body considering nearly all of our major organ systems rely on it. But how exactly do we benefit from from drinking water? Here are 10 ways water benefits our bodies: 1. It boosts skin health and beauty Not drinking enough water can lead to dehydration, making the skin more vulnerable to premature wrinkling and even some skin disorders. If you don’t like the taste of water, try slicing up from strawberry or cucumber slices to give it a little flavor. 2. It regulates body temperature Water is stored in the middle layers of your skin. This water appears as sweat when your body heats up, and then evaporates to help keep you cool. Science suggests that without enough water…

These are the best tasting waters in the world, according to Certified Water Tasters

There was a clear winner. But the loser was also clear. In fact, all of the entries in the contest were clear because it was the annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting event. Every year since 1991, a convention has been held in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia to determine where the best tasting waters in the world come from. Enthusiasts gather to witness and participate in what’s been called “the Academy Awards of Water.” Entries came from far and wide. This year, there were 112 different waters entered from five different continents. Waters from three continents walked away with prestigious awards. For this year’s 29th awards event, 10 Certified Water Tasting judges were first trained on proper technique and standards. They were then instructed that the best quality waters should be “clear or slightly opaque,” odorless, with a light, clean taste, and “should leave you thirsty for more.” Waters were…

Is it okay to drink water you left out overnight?

Many people like pouring a glass of water for their bedside at night — but is there anything wrong with drinking that same glass the next morning? What about that half drank bottle of water in your car cupholder? Of course, most people don’t think twice about drinking day old water from a clean source. Our bodies tend to become dehydrated as we sleep at night, and it’s not uncommon to reach for the remainder of that cup of water when we first wake up. But what’s the difference between fresh poured and older H2O? tasting Fresh vs. stale water Anyone who drinks water — that’s everyone lucky enough on Earth — could tell you that water that has been left out has a different taste to it. It’s not dissimilar to other beverages: When you leave soda out it goes flat; when you leave wine out the flavor changes. When water sites out,…