It is well known that there is a correlation between drinking water and weight loss. Even more so, there is a correlation between drinking water and overall good health.
The human body comprises more than 70% water and therefore requires it to operate in the best possible capacity. Drinking adequate amounts of pure, healthy water will also enhance the amounts of nutrients that are absorbed, improve skin hydration, detoxification, metabolism and virtually every aspect of better health.
As you are about to see, not only is the quantity of water you drink important for fat loss but also the quality of water you drink as well.
The Liver & Kidneys
The liver is the main organ responsible for processing fat and turning that fat into stored usable energy. This process is hastened when you drink adequate amounts of water on a daily basis.
In conjunction with the kidneys, the liver helps to filter and eliminate toxins from the body. If you do not consume enough water or if the water you consume contains chlorine and synthetic contaminants, the liver can become overloaded with the job of eliminating contaminants.
This means the liver is less efficient at turning fat into energy which can contribute to weight gain. Many recent studies have shown a correlation between consuming water that has chlorine and thyroid dysfunction, which can lead to gaining more weight.
Increasing intake of clean, filtered water will help the kidneys perform optimally, which will help take the stress off the liver, allowing it to process fat at its optimal rate.
When people exercise and eat right, drinking adequate amounts of water becomes a serious ally in increasing metabolism and the battle of the bulge.
When we do not consume enough water, the upper and lower intestine have a decreased ability to absorb the important nutrients from food. The result is that most of the value of our foods and supplements is lost and passes through our body without being absorbed.
Unfortunately, the sugars and carbohydrates that so many of us love to eat is the easiest for the body to absorb. So you if you are not drinking adequate amounts of water, you are absorbing substances that can directly lead to weight gain.
Here is a shocking and yet not so shocking statistic. About 60% of Americans are overweight. If you fall within that 60%, you go to start reducing the portion size of the food you eat.
By drinking a full glass of water about 30 minutes before eating a meal, this produces a full feeling which in turn could make you eat less.
By eating less junk food, but more of the right kinds of food, you’d still have the energy to do important activities, including exercise. Doing exercise is an indispensable activity in your quest to reach your weight loss goals.
If you consume a lot of caffeine on a daily basis, you could also try trading caffeine for water for a healthier lifestyle. Although caffeine is reputed to boost the body’s fat-burning power, it is actually a diuretic which pulls water from the body.
Make Water Taste Better
Increasing water intake is not easy for most of us because we cannot stand the taste of water. Let us face it – water tastes bland – it is boring.
However, one great way enhance the taste of water is to install a water filter system. Many water filtration systems adjust the pH balance of water, giving the water a more crisp taste.
Having 24/7 access to great tasting filtered water could save you money because you won’t have to buy as much bottled water as before.
If after installing the water filter, the taste of water is still not palatable, try adding small amounts of lemon juice or adding a low-calorie drink mix to change the flavor.
Safer Drinking Water
The most important benefit of acquiring a water filtering system is having access to cleaner drinking water and the resulting health benefits.
Water filtration systems eliminate or reduce various harmful contaminants from your tap water.
Drinking water contaminants such as bacteria, chlorine, lead, heavy metals, sediments and synthetic chemicals can all be removed with the right filtration device. Many of these contaminants can have long-term negative implications on your health such as cancer and respiratory illnesses.
Previously, it was mentioned that drinking chlorinated water can have an adverse effect on your thyroid which in turn could cause weight gain. Therefore, drinking filtered water (which has the chlorine removed) can help regulate your weight.
So do yourself and family a favor and acquire a quality water filtering device – today!