Many people consider drinking water to be boring but did you know that it can help with fat loss and has a host of other additional benefits? Here are some reasons why drinking more water may be the best decision you ever make.
Improve Kidney Function
Let’s talk kidneys. Your kidneys process the waste in your body but they can’t work properly unless they have enough water. If they don’t have enough water, the liver has to step in and that can lead to weight gain. That’s because the liver helps to metabolise the fat stored in the body. And if the liver is subbing for the kidneys, it can’t do its own job as well. That means more fat in your body. Drinking enough water lets the kidneys do their job so that the liver can focus on the fat.
Reduce Fluid Retention
Some people experience bloating through fluid retention. Although it seems counterintuitive the best solution for fluid retention is to drink more water. That’s because if your body isn’t getting enough water it holds onto what it’s got. If you drink enough water regularly and your body knows it will get more water then there’s no reason for it to have an unnecessary fluid.
Getting rid of waste is another key benefit of drinking enough water. Often people who are currently dehydrated will also experience constipation but drinking enough water will solve this problem. Water also helps the body flush out waste which can also aid weight loss. In addition, it helps keep your muscles in good order to prevent dehydration. Who knows? It may even help you get more benefit from exercise.
Have Great Skin
Many women — and some men — spend a lot of money on hydrating and moisturising creams. Water can help beauty to come from within by hydrating the skin. It prevents skin from sagging and gets rid of impurities, so your complexion looks wonderful.
The Magic Potion
With all the weight loss and health benefits, water really is a magic potion. For best results, increase your water intake to 8 eight ounce glasses per day. Don’t drink all the water at once. All that will happen is that you will feel bloated and ran to the bathroom constantly. Instead spread your intake across the day and feel free to skip the water rather than chug each glass back in one go. Drinking the right amount of water each day will enable you to reach “breakthrough point” where you will improve metabolism, reduce fluid retention, cut your appetite and look and feel great. Water is an inexpensive fat loss and all-around health aid, so drink more water today!
Sharon Hurley Hall writes for Eden Springs, the UK’s No.1 water cooler supplier.