Wow, this Summer has just dragged out and the heat has been a killer! Now, more than ever, it is essential that you keep up your water intake. Why? Well, water is the MOST essential element needed for life. We can go for weeks without food, but only 3 days without water – that is how important it is to our health! But did you know that there are 4 BIG reasons why water is essential for weight loss? Read on to find out more…
1) Contains No Calories
Water is calorie free and drinking more water instead of sugar laden drinks helps you reduce the overall consumption of empty calories from your diet. In fact, even so called ‘healthy’ juices are packed full of naturally occurring fructose which, quite simply, is sugar. So if you are drinking fruit juices every day just be aware that these will add significant calories to your daily intake.
2) Promotes Hydration
Your body depends on water to survive and function properly. Being even just slightly dehydrated can negatively impact your brain function, mood and energy levels. When your energy is low, you often seek a quick ‘pick-me-up’ sugary snack to give you a ‘boost’ – whereas by simply drinking enough water, you can avoid the 3 o’clock slump (and the chocolate bar that goes with it)
3) Supports Metabolism
Water also plays multiple roles in the body including supporting your digestion, absorption of nutrients and ability to burn fat for energy. In fact, without sufficient water, your body cannot properly metabolize fat or carbohydrates. The problem is if fats and carbohydrates are not properly broken down, they are more likely to be turned into a storage form (otherwise known as fat cells) and these will be stored around your body.
4) Calms Your Appetite
Water is quite simply the best, most natural appetite suppressant. By consuming a large glass of water up to 30 minutes before each meal, your stomach will be ‘fuller’ before you eat which, in turn, will help lessen your appetite.
Water is not just important for weight loss– there are a number of vital health reasons why you should be slugging down at least 1.5 litres of H2O a day (& even more during sweaty Summer). So go to the tap now, fill up your glass and enjoy the best (and cheapest) thirst quencher you can have.
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