Every cell in your body relies on water to function properly. Water is an effective form of therapy as well as a great way to live a longer and healthier life. Water has an effect on specific bodily functions and is necessary to stay in good health. When you use water as your primary source of hydration you’d be surprised at the good it does. Here’s 7 things that you can expect to happen to your body when you drink only water for 30 days, without even changing the rest of your diet or exercising more!

1. YOU’LL BECOME MORE CREATIVE AND THINK BETTER

Drinking nothing but water for thirty days causes your brain to react faster, according to research published in the Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Journal. The brain requires oxygen to function properly and water is a great source of oxygen. More water means more oxygen which means more brainpower. Water helps you to think and focus better. It also makes you more keen, clever, and a quicker thinker. Drinking between 8 and 10 cups of water a day has the potential to improve cognitive ability by up to 30%.

2. YOU AGE SLOWER

Drinking water also slows down the aging process by hydrating your skin. It’s a way to keep your skin moisturized, healthy, glowing and, best of all, free of wrinkles. Water can also help you retain your muscle tone. The Daily Mail published an article detailing how a 42 year old mother looked ten years younger just by drinking water for 30 days. It began initially when she started drinking three liters of water a day to battle her headaches and digestion problems, but she was genuinely shocked by the results she saw after just one month. Her headaches and digestion problems were gone and she was also able to overcome her chronic dehydration.

3. YOU BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

There is a Slovakian proverb that says that “Pure water is the world’s first and foremost medicine.” It’s really true too! Water renews our bodies and ensures they perform at their peak. Drinking water boosts the performance of your liver and kidneys. These are the organs in charge of removing toxins, waste and salt from your blood and body.

4. YOUR HEART WILL BE STRENGTHENED

Water keeps your heart healthy. Drinking water reduces your risk of having a heart attack by stopping blood from thickening which in turn brings down your blood pressure. Drinking a glass of water an hour before bed is said to be enough to significantly reduce your risk of a heart attack or stroke as it makes it easier for your heart to pump oxygenated blood to your organs. A study spanning six years was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology that showed people who drank more than five glasses of water a day were 41% less likely to suffer from a heart attack than people who only drank less than two glasses a day.

5. YOU STRENGTHEN YOUR BONES

Drinking water helps to rebuild cartilage in your bones. Cartilage is the shock absorber of the body, ensuring that joints move smoothly and don’t suffer from any more damage as a result of tension. There has been a lot of evidence to support the idea joints are helped by drinking water.

6. YOU LOSE WEIGHT

Your body is flushed of harmful toxins and waste products, especially in the vital organs. This keeps your body clean and helps get rid of pesky belly fat. When you start drinking water consistently you may find you put on a pound or two in retained water weight while your body adjusts to the new levels of water consumption. However water is a great appetite suppressant that helps you eat less, therefore taking in less calories, which means you lose weight and keep the weight off. Water flushes out your system to cleanse your body and bring down your hunger to more manageable levels.

7. YOU BOOST YOUR METABOLISM

Studies have shown that drinking water on a daily basis boosts your metabolism no matter what your diet is. The Health Fitness Revolution suggests drinking 16 ounces of water first thing in the morning can raise your metabolic rate by 24%!