In a recent article from SHAPE magazine, the top six reasons — beyond water being the basis of life — are given, according to Yahoo Shine.

We chose five of those reasons for why drinking water solves any problem:

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1. It protects your heart

Drinking a large amount of water could help prevent heart attacks.

2. Gives the brain a boost

Water provides the brain much needed oxygen to perform at optimum levels.

Read more: How much water do we need and why?

3. Helps save money

Soft drinks are becoming increasingly more expensive at restaurants; drinking water can be a cheap alternative.

4. Helps you lose weight

Drinking water has the ability to increase your metabolic rate, thus helping your body’s ability to burn fat.

5. Keeps you alert

Dehydration is a huge cause of fatigue; drinking water can keep you alert and active during the day.

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