This article has been taken from “Medical Daily” because it explains the importance of water in a very detailed way.
Medicaldaily says “If you’re looking for quick and easy ways to lose weight, look no further than your very own kitchen. Your water faucet can help shed the water weight and help you look healthier and thinner. According to the Food and Nutrition Board at the Institute of Medicine, healthy women should ingest about 11 cups (91 oz.) of water whereas healthy men should around 15 cups (125 oz.) of water a day, from all food and beverages. Your daily intake of water is affected by age, weight, activity level, and environmental factors such as altitude. With just drinking two cups of water before you consume all of your three meals, you can lose the weight and keep it off.
In a recent study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers reviewed 11 previous studies to examine the association between water consumption and body weight. Out of the 11 studies that were evaluated, three of them showed that an increased water intake among dieters was tied to greater weight loss. Brenda Davy, a professor at Virginia Tech and leader of some work in the review believes that drinking water before a meal contributes to significant weight loss. In Davy’s group, a study found that middle aged and older adults who drank two cups of water before a meal reportedly lost four more pounds than the group that didn’t drink the two cups of H2O. Water can suppress feelings of hunger by making the body feel full and therefore reduce an individual’s calorie intake.
“It’s best to consume the bulk of your water away from foods [and] meals,” said Dr. Katrina Wilhelm, a naturopathic physician in Lake Oswego, Ore. “30 minutes both sides of a meal should do,” said Wilhem, as separating the two will aid digestion by keeping the stomach acid concentrated so it can function efficiently. Drinking water, especially the right type of water, will help ensure that it is free from all harmful contaminants and preserves healthy minerals present in the water.
Increase your water consumption in your diet by following these quick-and-easy, cost effective ways to lose weight.”
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By : Natural Health News