The human body is a complex machinery in which all components work together in synergy. When a component does not work properly anymore, it will have numerous implications throughout the entire body. The link among all these individual parts is water. Water carries oxygen and nutrients to tissues and muscles, carries toxins out of your body and is the basic ingredient in every cell. 70% of the human body is made of water.
Reasons why water helps during weight loss
In any diet, the initial weight loss is especially due to water. This is why you need to drink enough water to compensate for this loss, in order to avoid dehydration.
Water is also a healthy, calorie-free hunger suppressant. However, it does not mean you must replace your meals with water alone, yet you can have a glass of water or warm tea whenever you feel hungry so you shouldn’t eat anything more.
What does water do for the body
Water has an expanded range of functions in human body. Depriving your organism of water, which means drinking less than 2 liters of healthy liquids (water, unsweetened tea, homemade juice), can seriously hamper some or all of these functions:
- Digestive juices that are vital in the digestive processes contain water as a main ingredient. Water:
- helps your body to absorb the nutrients in food,
- smoothes the digested food and helps the residues to be eliminated faster and without pain, and
- cleans your colon.
- Water supports the excretion of toxins from the kidneys. Without enough water, you’ll have a harder time eliminating the feces and you will subject your kidneys to stress.
- With less water available, it will be more difficult for your organism to eliminate most toxins through urine, breath and sweat. We all know that weight loss is easier if your body is clean of toxins.
It takes more than only water to help you lose a lot of weight, especially if you’re overweight or obese. However, without drinking enough water, the weight loss strategy becomes more difficult and sometimes impossible to carry out.
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