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Ordering a glass of water at a restaurant might seem like a boring choice. However, drinking water is very healthy for you. If you don't care for the taste of plain water, try unsweetened flavored waters, or add a slice of lemon, lime, or cucumber. For general good health, shoot for 64 ounces - that's eight 8oz cups of water. Your body craves water, as it should since it's 75 percent of your being! If you work out regularly, if you're pregnant or nursing, or if you're going through a growth spurt, you might need up to two liters of water per day! It supports every system in your body and does wonders for the condition of your skin and hair. There are so many health benefits of drinking water.

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1. Relieves Fatigue

Did you know that fatigue is one of the first signs of dehydration? If you feel sluggish and tired half way through the day, you might not be consuming enough water. With an inadequate amount of water in the body, your blood volume level drops. In turn, your heart works harder to pump oxygenated blood into the bloodstream. Other organs also work less efficiently, but drinking more water can help the body function better. Instead of reaching for an afternoon snack of candy or a cup of joe, opt for lemon water.

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