Exercise and a strict diet are the two most common ways to lose weight. It turns out, however, that drinking water is a more straightforward method for shedding extra pounds. Does hydration actually aid in weight regulation?
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Water is an essential component of the human body. Depending on age, sex, and health condition, its proportion can range from less than 50 percent in the elderly or obese to as high as 80 percent in newborns. Typically, men have more of it than women, and physically active individuals have more than inactive individuals.
Based on the research that was done, it was possible to figure out that the water:
- supports the regulation of body temperature.
- guarantees the proper course of metabolic processes.
- It is a key component of muscles and internal organs.
- It supports the digestion of food.
If we consume more calories than we expend, we will gain weight. The mechanism also functions in reverse.
Most people don't realize how much energy they give their bodies every day through fluids like:
- sweetened coffee and tea.
- sweet drinks,
- fruit juices,
- alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks.
The greatest benefit of water is that it contains no energy. While it does contain micronutrients, it does not contain any calories. You can significantly reduce your intake of empty calories by substituting bottled beverages with clean spring, table, or even filtered tap water.