Is water good for your health and heart? At nearly every doctor's visit, your doctor should (and likely will) remind you to make sure you're drinking enough water. Why? Because drinking clean water is one of the safest and most effective ways of lowering your risk for common cardiovascular problems like heart disease.
In the U.S., heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women. More than 600,000 people die from heart disease annually, equating to roughly 1 in 4 deaths. Though there are many ways to prevent heart disease, including lowering blood pressure, diet, and exercise, a recent study by Loma Linda University Health suggests that "both men and women who drank five or more glasses of water per day had about half the risk of dying of coronary heart disease." Your fluid intake can lower your risk of a heart attack.