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The importance of drinking water is not surprising news – it’s something you hear over and over and over again. You know that about 2/3 of your body is water – around 60% or so, depending on your size. You’ve even heard that 6 to 8 glasses of the stuff a day should be your goal. So, enough about all that!

Instead, what about some of the surprising health benefits you may have never heard of before? For example did you know that water…

Lowers Stress

About 70% to 80% of your brain tissue is water. If you’re dehydrated, it means your body and your mind are automatically placed in a stressful state.

Boosts Your Immune System

Drinking water can help fight against flu and other ailments, even heart attacks, respiratory disease, intestinal problems and arthritis, according to studies. Some of the best benefits can be obtained when you throw a few slices of lemon into your water.

Reduces Kidney Stones

The rate of painful kidney stones is rising. One of the reasons could be because people aren’t drinking enough water.

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