Water is offered cheap and clean here in Singapore, yet people don’t realise what a hidden jem water is. As simple and readily available from our taps, it is actually one of the most important for the use to transport oxygen, nutrients and waste to and from your cells.
Most people cannot survive beyond a week without water. Nearly all of our systems do not function as well without proper water intake. Here are five reasons why drinking plain water can actually help you lose weight fast.
1. Water has no calories
Of course, water has no calories. It is an important element in your healthy diet , yet contains zero calories, so it does not add to weight gain.
According to discovergoodnutrition.com, it shows that a person’s daily intake of liquids can amount to 1000 calories. Normally, people only calculate the foods that are consumed and neglect the amount of liquids taken. Especially in Singapore where the heat is agonizing, it is common for people to consume beverages everywhere they go. However, without precaution of the calories and volumes taken, it can accumulate to 1000 calories.
By replacing all beverages to just water, you can save yourself 1000 calories a day!
2. Improves circulation
Drinking plenty of water allows the body to eliminate fat deposits in the body. It flushes out the toxins that are circulating around the body and then enhances blood flow. Allowing the body to absorb more nutrients and minerals that are essential to keeping the digestive tract healthy and increasing metabolism.
3. Boosts metabolism
When your body is thirsty or your urine is yellow-coloured, it means that you’re dehydrated. Dehydration can leave you feeling drained and fatigued.
Even slight dehydration can send your energy into a nosedive. Study showed when water was withheld from a group of college students who were working out, they reported not just greater feelings of thirst but also more fatigue, anger, depression and confusion than the group who did exercises and were well-hydrated.
Thus, water allows better absorption of the nutrients for your body health and increasing your metabolism.
4. Improves digestive health
Water is vital for proper circulation of nutrients in the body (as above). It serves as that body’s transportation system and when the body is dehydrated, it ruins your whole system. By flushing out the waste that are stuck in the intestines, it removes clogs that collates around the walls of the intestines. Saving yourself from of a myriad of problems and even constipation.
5. Increases exercise performance
Sweat is the losing of water from the body. Drinking water keeps the body hydrated and contributes to an increase in athletic performance. As water composes 75% of our muscle tissue, drinking water therefore helps to prevent the breakdown of muscle proteins and increases the amount of nutrients absorbed from food—both key factors in building strength and maintaining high energy levels during exercise. Dehydration can also lead to weakness, fatigue, dizziness and electrolyte imbalance.
Drinking adequate amounts of water can also reduce pain in your joints by keeping the cartilage soft and hydrated.
Our body is made up of 75% water. Drinking plenty of water is an important part of
healthy weight management and maintaining nutritious diet. How much water do you need daily? Learn your hydration number and how to lose weight fast from Coach Karen at 98380276