It’s here, it’s there, it’s essentially everywhere — and our bodies are constantly asking us for more. Find out why.

WaterWant to lose weight? Drink water. Want to have better skin? Drink water. Want to speed up your metabolism, protect your joints and organs, and help minimize and eliminate toxins, skin sagging, breakouts and constipation? Are you getting the picture? Welcome to the wondrous world of water.

Inside nature’s perfect beverage, you’ll find no taste, color or odor. What you will find is a vastness of pure goodness for your health.

More than half of our bodies are made up of water. Water suppresses the appetite naturally and helps the body metabolize fat. It also regulates our body temperature and flushes our bodies of toxins. On top of all that, water helps with absorption and use of vitamins and minerals.

While you may already know that drinking water is good for you, your taste buds might want to veer you elsewhere in search of more flavorful options. Unfortunately, no other beverage can take the place of water when it comes to its natural benefits. The good news is there is a middle ground. There are plenty of ways to spruce up the blandness and add a little more zing to your H20; for example, try adding a lemon wedge or lime.

Another bonus of the ever-present liquid powerhouse is that you can get plenty of your daily requirements without having to drink it all. There are tons of fruits, veggies and other beverages that help out in that department.

When it comes to your health, water is undoubtedly the first-prize winner. Here are a few different things you can do to quench your body’s thirst for H2O:

1. When you wake up, start the day with a glass of water.

2. Keep a pitcher of chilled water in the fridge.

3. Always carry a bottle or jug of fresh water with you.

4. Try a frozen pop or gelatin whenever you’re feeling hungry.

5. Take a few sips from a water fountain whenever you run into one.

6. Drink a glass with every meal even if you are drinking another beverage.

7. Have a glass before you go start snacking.

8. Increase your fruit and veggie intake.

9. Order soup before your meal.

10. Plan ahead and make daily water goals, such as working up to at least 8-10 cups of water per day.

How do you get your water? Let us know by leaving a comment below!