We all know itâ€™s meant to be good for us, but how many of us can honestly say that we drink enough water each day?
Though most people know that drinking water is good for their health, very few actually know why. Iâ€™m sure youâ€™ve all been told that drinking water can help keep you looking young and improve your immune system. You may have also heard that drinking water can help you lose weight. Though it may seem unlikely, itâ€™s true!
Want to know how?
In many cases when people feel hungry, they are actually de-hydrated. Unfortunately itâ€™s very easy to confuse the two. In a lot of cases this will mean that you might reach for the snack cupboard when all your body is craving is a large glass of water! Try having a glass next time you feel hungry and see if your hunger persists.
As well as helping to curb snacking, water can also help you eat less at mealtimes. In a recent study by the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, drinking water before a meal was found to greatly decrease peopleâ€™s appetites.
The more you exercise, the fitter you get. Studies have shown that water has a direct impact on athletic performance. This means you can exercise more and burn even more calories. Water will also help your body recover after a workout. This means that you will be able to exercise sooner and with more energy.
Donâ€™t Drink Calories
Did you know that a soda, juice or even a cup of coffee can contain hundreds of calories? If each time you feel thirsty you reach for one of these, you could easily be consuming an extra 1000 calories every day! If this sounds familiar and you are trying to lose weight, simply switch to water next time you need a drink.
Water is vital. It helps keep us healthy, helps regulate our body temperature and keeps us looking beautiful. As these three tips hopefully show, it can also help us lose weight, get fitter and feel better about ourselves.
Not bad for something that copes out of the tap!