The importance of water to weight loss cannot be overemphasized. You really do need to keep drinking those fluids while losing weight.
Water plays an enormous role in how well our body functions. Putting it simply: the more fresh water we drink, the healthier we become. Weight loss can also be achieved by drinking the right amount of water every day. Here are some of the many benefits of drinking water …
Water helps to maintain muscle tone, weight loss, clear and healthy skin. It helps prevent lower back pain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, migraines, headaches, allergies, asthma, colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, depression, cholesterol, neck pain, hangovers, muscle and joint pains, constipation, bloating, ulcers, low energy levels, stomach pain, disorientation and confusion.
Water regulates body temperature, removes wastes and toxins, cushions and lubricates joints, decreases the risk of kidney stones, protects body tissues, organs and the spinal cord from shock and damage.
Water assists in the digestion & absorption of food and in transporting oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells.
Drinking water is extremely beneficial for weight loss. And there are many benefits associated with a higher intake of water …
Water contains no calories, fat, or cholesterol. It is low in sodium and is a natural appetite suppressant. Studies have convincingly demonstrated that low water consumption allows more fat to be deposited instead of being metabolized into energy. Thus, the higher the consumption of water, the lower is the amount of fat deposited in the body.
Water regulates all the functions of the body including the activities of circulating and dissolving. Every enzymatic and chemical reaction in the body occurs with the presence of water. Water also transports hormones, nutrients, antibodies and oxygen through the blood stream and lymphatic system. Furthermore, our bodies' proteins and enzymes are more efficient in solutions of lower viscosity --i.e. diluted -- thus helping weight loss and fitness. In fact muscles are primarily composed of water.
Therefore, it's only logical to drink lots of water if you want to have more muscle mass. Water also ensures that a proper muscle contraction can be achieved so that the working muscle is properly exhausted. Again, this prevents fat deposition in the body.
The popular advice to drink lots of water is no diet fad. It is based on solid research about its functions in the body. Don’t hold back … Bottoms up!
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